Travel Interruptus

Ship1I made up that term in the title all by myself, in case you were wondering. I spend my days, at least those days not devoted to watching Thirties prison movies (TCM was having a prison movie marathon, last week), to sitting around in a darkened room making up new words and terms. I hope to copyright them, wait till they’re insanely popular, like trending on Twitter or whatever those crazy kids do nowadays, and sit back and watch the money roll in. I’m not sure where the money is going to come from, but I’m confident that one day soon I’ll be rich beyond the dreams of avarice. This seems to be the modus operandi of pretty much all the Internet companies recently.

Well, enough free association and metaphysical rambling for the moment. We were scheduled to fly out to Florida (Where Convicted Murderers Roam Free, Because We’re Too busy to Check if They Have Forged Their Release Documents), but at the last moment, we were notified that our planned cruise was cancelled. It seems that someone in Disney Cruise Line hadn’t finished all their homework, such homework consisting of putting ship in dry dock, renovate ship, put ship back in service. I’m not sure what excuse is usually proffered in circumstances like this because trying the dog ate the plans, or my grandparent, the favorite one who always had candy in their pockets, died suddenly of diabetes, doesn’t seem to cut the mustard.

Rescheduling all the activities that bookended our cruise soon became unmanageable and at the end of the day, we were talking Florida here, and not someplace really exotic or interesting, so we just decided to chuck the whole trip in the scuppers. See how I use the nautical terminology that I brushed up on before our cruise? At least something useful came out of it.

At least we’re not out any money as everyone we were scheduled to stay with, or rent cars from, or fly on, agreed on full refunds. Except for the Key West hotel, but we agreed to send one of our nephews there for a few days to clean out the gutters. Meanwhile,  we’re off on a road trip through Colorado instead, where we probably will encounter a few less mistakenly released murderers and a few more bears. It’ll be interesting.

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