I was up early this morning (3:30 am) to get to the airport by 4:00 am. Thank God we live in a small town with an airport that has easy access. The first flight went just fine. We landed in Salt Lake City without a hitch. We had to hurry because the second plane was leaving a half hour after we landed and was of course on the other side of the airport.
At this point we are less than two hours away from our final destination – Dallas. At first they make an announcement that the flight crew is delayed and we will be boarding in about fifteen minutes. Then I notice the time for departure changes to later. I knew we were in for it when all of sudden our flight was off the board. The thing Delta should have done at this point was explain what was going on. It seemed that the flight crew was coming from a place that had a nasty storm and as soon as they arrived we were going to leave. Finally they arrive…an hour and half later, we board. We sit. They have to check a computer problem. Another twenty minutes go by. Okay, we’re finally on our way and taxi into position . . . psych! We have to turn around because the computer problem is not resolved and we now need a new plane.
At this point I’m having flash backs to rental car nightmares and hotels called HoJo. We sit some more with vague promises of information in a few minutes. Finally they will let us back on the same plane we just got off from. The problem now it seems is the flight crew is MIA. Four hours later from the time we were to take off we finally do.
YEAH!!! We have arrived. It was so good to get here. We are picked up from the airport and are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in Dallas. It’s a very nice hotel and we have a lovely room. The bed is one of those sleep number beds. I will sleep well tonight.
One last note, if you are ever in Dallas, you have to go to Boi Na Braza. It’s a Brazilian Steak House. The food was amazing. First off they have the fanciest, upscale salad bar I’ve ever seen. There were hearts of palm (which taste a bit like artichoke), fancy cheeses, olives, artichokes, sautéed mushrooms, asparagus, and the list goes on. You can feast on the salad bar alone. The other part of this fabulous dining experience was the waiters come over with meat on skewers. They cut off chunks of meats off and put it on your plate. They have 15 varieties of pork, beef, lamb and poultry. They will keep bringing it until you pop. Then there were the desserts. Oh my…I had caramel cheesecake w/pecans and a layer of chocolate. It was divine. Check out their link, you can see for yourself.
We took a drive through downtown Fort Worth. Tomorrow is a day of meetings and shopping.
It’s past my bedtime. I hope you all have a great day.
© Nadine Z. 2007