Greetings from Newark! So....as some of you know we are supposed to be en route to Amsterdam this evening, but bad weather in Newark threw a wrench into the itinerary. So my plane (this is Hailey by the way) touched down in Buffalo NY to wait out the storm, while Lindsay and Michelle spent their delay in Cleveland. The plan at that point was to do whatever possible to meet up in Amsterdam. Seriously, if you had a choice between spending extended amounts of time in Amsterdam or in Newark, would it take you long to decide? But fate, as usual, has other plans. So Linds and Michelle made it from Cleveland to Newark and I made it in from Buffalo, just in time to miss both flights to Amsterdam. So Continental decides to put us up in a hotel with some food vouchers, and we're confirmed on flights to Amsterdam tomorrow and to Kilimanjaro the next day. At 9:20 everything seemed great, at 11:20 we were all ready to jump out the window. We were waiting for a shuttle to take us to the hotel, which never came. So we took an overpriced cab to the hotel to stand in line for another hour to check in at the hotel. Now, we finally get to sit and stretch our legs in this hotel room, and we're waiting on the pizza we ordered with our vouchers. And Jimmy Fallon is on.
It's not quite what we were expecting, but we are grateful that we are alive with all our faculties and we all packed toothbrushes in our carry-on luggage.
To Arusha or Bust!