This was a pretty boring day, really… Or, at least it seemed so at the time. We took my rental car back to the airport in Newark then flew, without incident to Atlanta. But that’s when things got a little weird. I noticed on a TV in the Atlanta airport huge blackouts in Florida. We weren’t home yet, but I was wondering what was going on. I didn’t see the details before we boarded. We taxied out to the runway and were about to take off when the captain came on and told us the flight controllers in Tampa had just put our flight on a 1 hour delay. We ended up sitting on the tarmac for an hour waiting for the go-ahead. I was wondering if the blackout was connected to the flight delay.
We eventually took off and everything seemed fine until we got pretty close to Tampa. Then we hit the turbulence. I’ve been on some pretty turbulent flights, but this one was great. We must have dropped quite far one time because I heard screams, moans, and vomiting (not sure if it was dry or not). It got pretty wild for a few minutes, then the captain came on the speaker again and informed us that we were circling about 20 miles away from the airport as it was getting hammered by storms at the moment. We could see the ominous black clouds enveloping the entire coast. So, we circled for about an hour waiting for the storm to pass.
Turns out the blackout was a mechanical issue in the power grid (and human error); the flight delay was the storm. No connection. We arrived safe and sound. Home, at last.
Oh, and we have a small garden started. We have snow peas, tomatoes, basil, and cucumbers growing. Florida… 🙂
Now playing: Simon & Garfunkel – Blues Run the Game