Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Toosdae ?'s

Good morning my faithful friends!  How are you this glorious Toosdae morning?  Me?  I'm deliriously tired but the sun is shining and the coffee is hot, so life is good.  I'm still high off of my travel experience and am looking forward to settling down over the next couple of months to save some money.  It'll be a lean time from now on but hopefully I'll build some savings up again.  All I can say is, the trip was WORTH IT!

Take a peek at this weeks questions and if you have a few minutes to make me smile, please do so by answering the them. 

1.  Have you ever missed a flight?  If so, what made you late?

2.  What is your preferred way of travel-plane, train or automobile?

3.  Do you prefer a vacation packed with planned events and things to do or a more relaxed vacation with nothing to do but, well...relax?

My answers:

1.  I think I've come close to missing a flight once, but never actually did.  There was bad weather and my first flight took off very late and I came about 5 minutes from missing my connecting flight.  I had to run all the way to the next terminal and beg to be let on.

2.  I think I prefer to travel by car but all of the super fun, exotic places require plane travel...so it wins by default.

3.  I can go either way but I have a hard time sitting still for too long.  I really love my beach vacations which generally have no agenda except for sitting on the beach reading novel after novel and playing in the waves but I also love going from place to place seeing as much as I can...like this weekend!


Carrie said...

1. Nope! I have only flown a few times, but I made sure I was quite early every time.

2. I like traveling by car because it's so easy to stop and see something if you want to. However, I also like trains because you still get to see the scenery but nobody has to drive. I can't choose!

3. I like to relax. My life is full of planned events already, I go on vacation to get away from that! Part of the fun is the spontaneity, anyway. I find it just as relaxing to get somewhere and find places to go rather than looking it all up ahead of time.

"Lois Grebowski" said...

1. I've never missed a flight. I'm one of those obsessives that is usually early to any appointment.

2. You know how I will answer this one... by truck (hubby driving). So much scenery to see and places along the way.

3. I'm a bit of both. I pick certain activities, but love to go with the flow...

Bond said...

1) close ...the last time was the day we left on our honeymoon...t-storms knocked out power and when we reset our alarms we both erred in getting it right!

2) I have no problem driving and would love to take an RV and see the USA and Canada some day. I love flying when time is limited...I have always wanted to do a 2-3 day train trip also...

3. Both actually...there are times I just want to relax, but other vacations when I want to see and do everything

Clancy Pants said...

1- Never missed a flight due to my own tardiness, but I have missed flights due to weather delays, ticketing issues (due to changing airlines because of said weather delays) and overbooking. (all of that was on ONE trip... I think we missed four flights total and we were in airports for over 30 hours. As if that weren't bad enough, I got food poisoning during this misadventure and was throwing up and had di-di mid-flight and varied airports. It sucked. Bad.

2- I would probably prefer to fly, just because we drove everywhere my whole life and flying is just so much faster. But, there is a certain appeal to driving. I've never been on a train.

3- I tend toward the vacation of relaxing, but since I don't vacation a lot, I'd like to try a more structured vacation and see what that's like.

CrAzY Working Mom said...

I did miss a flight one time. I was going to Florida for a FREE relaxing trip from work. I got there 28 minutes before the flight left and they informed me that I had to be there 30 minutes prior to be checked in. The airport (Little Rock) was dead and the flight hadn't even started boarding yet. They were just bitches! Grrr... I was late because I was blogging before I left the house.

I'd much rather fly than any other mode of transportation because it requires little thought on my part. :)

I prefer relaxing on vacation, just playing it by ear is best.

flipper said...

1) I dont think I have missed a flight but have def been very close many times and have had to wait forever because of weather and it sucks! and I know that if i ever traveled alone I would miss my flight
2)I get scared flying but at the same time I love it and it makes me excited
3) I hate "having" to do things. I like to play it my ear. Just do whatever whenever. I am not good at making def plans. I do like to go do things but not on a time restraint.... so happy you had a good time in Chicago

Linda said...

1) Hmm, I don't think so but then again I've got to think back way too many years for this answer as my very first flight was when I was 17 and heading off to Basic Training in Texas. I'm pretty sure the answer is no, though!

2. I absolutely love traveling by train and would do it quite often if I could afford it. One of the best and most relaxing trips I ever took was via train from Sacramento, California to Worcester, Massachusetts. Honestly - you can't beat the sleep you get on a train when you're snuggled into one of the berths and the train rocks you to sleep. Loved it!

3. I'm not sure I've ever been on a vacation where I just go to relax but lately I'm thinking that's what I would love to do! I would love to take a cruise to somewhere where I had lots of sea-time so that I could just relax in a deck chair with a good book and a couple of drinks. That sounds like total bliss to me! Of course, going to new places and seeing new things is marvelous, too.

Oh, and by the way, you have me craving hot dogs - just so's you know!

Travis said...

1. I've been lucky never to have missed a flight. I don't fly all that often anyway. Still, I tend to panic just a little bit when I have to deal with connecting flights.

2. Auto. But that's only because I get to be in control for the most part. I don't like the sensation of flying, and I've never been on a train before.

3. I prefer to be relaxed. If I've got planned events, then I have to fight that panic reflex that makes me worry about getting places on time and getting my money's worth.

Marilyn said...

1. No, but I don't fly much.

2. I like to walk.

3. We plan for months in advance and then end up doing whatever we feel like at the time... I mean, that involves trudging around with fifty pound packs on steep inclines, but whatever along those lines.

Mrs. OrioleGal9 said...

Ok, I'm a day late, but better late than never...right?

1. I hate to admit that I have, but I was at the airport, bags checked with an hour to spare...well we checked the board and our flight was delayed (out of O'Hare) by an hour or so. So we went to the Chili's in the terminal for something to eat. We finished and decided to check on the flight again to see if it had been delayed more...to our surprise...oops the flight was no longer delayed and when we got to the gate, the plane was backing away!

2. I prefer to fly and get to my destination faster.

3. We don't usually have plans, it's all about being spontaneous and relaxing.

SilverNeurotic said...

1. Have you ever missed a flight? If so, what made you late?

When I was 12 I flew to S.C. by myself to visit my mom's sister and her family. My flight leaving Philly was delayed and I barely met my connecting flight in Atlanta. Luckily since I was young I had airport staff chaperoning me around because if I had to try to find my connecting flight on my own I'd have totally missed it. My luggage ended up in Atlanta though. I got it back, but to this day I don't like flying if I had to take a connecting flight.

2. What is your preferred way of travel-plane, train or automobile?

Planes are okay but cramped. I would fly if that was the only way of getting there or I had time constraints. Cars are good as are trains.

3. Do you prefer a vacation packed with planned events and things to do or a more relaxed vacation with nothing to do but, well...relax?

A bit of both. I would get bored if all I was doing was sitting on a beach or inside reading but if I was going non stop from breakfast to bed it would just wipe me out.