Darned Volcanic Eruption – hmmpphhh! – Buenos Aires, Argentina
If you’ve been following along on our adventures, you might have noticed that we pretty much make only positive blog posts. Mostly that’s because we’ve had a wonderful, very nearly bad-drama-free trip! That doesn’t mean there haven’t been some trials though – stolen credit card numbers, bus strikes, and a room collapsing on Anner’s birthday to name just a few. This week, though, found me definitely facing my roughest experience of the trip.
My mom decided only a week ago to come meet us in Buenos Aires and we’ve been so excited – getting a two-bedroom apartment off AirBnB, heading to BA early to make schedules work, planning the things to do when we were together – just so wonderful to have the first visitor from home, you know? And I know mom was really excited to be going out on her own big adventure!
Well, we got up Friday morning expecting to meet her at our door only to learn that her flight from Atlanta had gotten turned back over Columbia due to the ash coming from Volcano Calbuco that erupted two days ago in Chile! Unreal!
Not really sure how to deal with this one as it’s so new. Well, aside from making this cathartic blog post. At least we are still out exploring the world and we’ll be heading to Africa in a week where we’ll see my Aunt Casey. Plus we have some great new friends here in Buenos Aires who we’ve enjoyed spending time with! Mom, though, spent all that time and energy and money in planning to come see us, traveled 11ish hours on planes along with waiting who-knows-how-many more hours in the airport to see if Delta knew when they could fly back to BA, only to end up having to just fly home instead! Sad for us, but even sadder for mom! We sure miss you and wish we could have had our week together. We promise to go see a bunch of art and eat a bunch of great food for you! Love you, mom.