Last week I took my first business trip with the new gig to Hartford, CT. I've never been there so I was excited to add a new city and state to my travel list. Because of The Hartford commercials I expected lots of trees (and a giant stag or two). The trees didn't disappoint - and the charm of the town didn't either. This was the view out one side of my corner room.
I didn't see any stags but I was surprised by the number of barns in the area. This was the view out the other window in my room. I have a thing for barns. I think it is the weathered wood. I didn't get a photo but the sides of the freeways are lined with walls of weathered wood. Quite charming.
You may recall from my last travel story that I tend to experience the most random things while traveling. This trip was no different. I scored an exit seat on the way home. The door closed and we backed out. Yay - no one was in the seat next to me!
A few minutes later the captain came on to tell us he couldn't steer the plane. We would be towed back to the gate to figure out next steps from there. I instantly started praying, "Lord, please let it be something stupid. I don't want to give up my exit row or no neighbor status." I'm ashamed to say I'm not kidding.
A few seconds later the captain came back on to tell us the person that pushed us back from the gate forgot to pull the pin out of the wheel. He had since removed it, we had steering capability and we were heading out. This is one time that I thanked God for stupidity! AND we got to the our destination 20 minutes earlier than scheduled. Needless to say it was a wonderful trip home. I should have bought a lottery ticket.
Do you have any fun travel stories?
~Southern Fried Gal