Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lemons into Lemonade

Do you ever feel like you are in the right place at the right time and you met people you were supposed to meet for some strange reason? We had an experience like that a couple of weekends ago. (Yeah, I'm behind... I know!)

On our way home from a super weekend in North Carolina (stay tuned for that post), we had a layover in New York City (one of the "perks" of flying standby on JetBlue). Unfortunately (we thought) the flight from JFK to SLC was packed. No luck.

While waiting to find out if we made the flight, we met these girls who were in the same situation. They had been in New York for the weekend and were trying to get back as well.
Soon we began talking and weighing our options - catch a flight to Vegas in a few minutes and hope to get on the Vegas-SLC flight in the morning, or stay the night in NYC. Maybe it's because I'm pregnant, or maybe it was because I was extremely exhausted, but it was great to have some new "friends" to talk to for a bit. Maybe they felt the same way, because we all decided we'd rather be stuck in NY than Vegas, booked rooms at the same hotel, and traveled together through Jamaica, NY (not the best part of town) to the hotel. STRENGTH IN NUMBERS!

We didn't see them at all during the day, but it was fun to find them again at the gate for the next flight. They were so fun to talk to and get to know. Who knows if they'll even check this post, but I wanted to give them a shout out and thank them for being so great. It was fun to meet them and laugh together about having no luggage or toiletries, just what was in our carry-ons.

Well, Kathleen, Kaitlin, Molly, and Rachel (sorry about spelling), here's to an extra day in New York! Maybe we'll see you again on another layover! :)


MOLLY said...

HI! Love the post and your blog is great! Glad all is well! Excited to see pics of the baby! soon I imagine!
my blog is:

Katheen said...

Wow, we're in your blog! I feel famous! Thanks to you guys for hooking us up with a hotel room. We had a great time on our trip and so much fun meeting you. We are glad we got stuck in NY another day, even without luggage! :o)