My son was planning on flying home today from a job in Miami. Last night, my husband and I texted him to say we didn’t think it was such a good idea, as he’d be flying into a Nor’Easter. Although my husband tends to have weather anxiety, I usually don’t panic. This time, however, I did think flying into gale force winds and rain (and maybe snow) was probably a bad idea.
We texted him to make him aware of the situation, which I don’t think he really was. After a few more texts he agreed with us and changed his flight to Saturday morning. He texted us later to say he would be roughing it in a hotel with a waterfall and a lagoon for $200.
Today we are getting texts from him from Miami. Last night he went hotel hopping and sent us a picture of the moon shining over Miami.
Today he texted a picture of a hotel and asked if we recognized it. It turns out, it is the Fontaine Bleu Hotel from the James Bond film, Goldfinger.
Sounds like he’s having a good time being a tourist. I think of him having an extra day just to enjoy being a tourist in Miami without having to work. Not to mention how awful his day would have been had he tried to fly home. There were 11,000 flights interrupted today and almost 3000 canceled in the NY/ Washington DC area. One pilot reported an awful descent on a plane with everyone on board vomiting.
It makes me smile to think of my son wandering around Miami while we hunker down here in the northeast! 🙂