Last month around this time I had my bags all packed up and ready to go to Spring Quilt Market! It was in Minneapolis this year and I was super excited. I only had three available days, and figured I’d have about a day and half of actual Quilt Market time. I was cutting it close. I left my house at 4am on Thursday morning, so I could get to Baltimore by 5am and catch my 6:45am flight. I’ve had horrible luck, so I always make sure to get there early!
There were no non stop flights to and from my area (we have three major airports here) and Minneapolis, so I chose one where I switched flights in Milwaukee. It seemed better than Chicago, where they either always lose my luggage or I get stuck for half a day or more.
My flight was a little late, so I was worried I’d miss my transfer in Milwaukee.
We arrived on time, and I had enough time to get to my next flight…
that ended up being CANCELLED!
I wanted to just start crying right then and there, I had no idea how I would get from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, and my funds were pretty tight, so getting a flight with another airline was out of the question. After waiting around for about an hour, Southwest told everyone that they could wait for the next flight, which would be at 8am the next day OR we could ride a shuttle bus for 6 hours through Wisconsin to Minneapolis. The second option also came with a voucher for another flight within the year.
I took the voucher and shuttle bus ride nicely, while explaining that this trip had been paid for with vouchers from the last time this exact same thing happened!!!! The dude at the counter said I was the happiest angry person he had dealt with that day. I took it as a compliment. haha.
We left Milwaukee at 10am (when I should have already been at my hotel!!!) in probably one of the worst shuttle buses I have ever been in. The seats rattled and were constantly moving and it was so loud!!
The trip ended up taking 7 hours total, with one bathroom stop in the middle.The bus shook so bad I couldn’t sleep, sew or read. Lets just say I wasn’t the happiest person ever.
I wish I could explain just how happy I was when I finally got off the second shuttle bus, got my hotel room key and laid on that bed! I really don’t understand why I have such horrible luck, maybe I’m travel cursed? Maybe this will turn in to a series? You know, since I have all these Southwest vouchers now!
Stay Tuned for an actual recap of Spring Quilt Market! I’m a little behind, but awesome things that I cant wait to share have been keeping me very busy!!