Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake cancels flight...uuggh


Today Richmond, Va experienced  a 5.9 magnitude earthquake.  There has not been an earthquake anywhere near this magnitude since 1897!   The tremors were felt as far as NY.


Happy to say there was not a lot of damage nor any known casualties from the quake.  Unfortunately,  the airport was closed and all planes were rerouted.  Our flight to JFK was cancelled as they also evacuated that airport. 

So tonight we sit at home eating take-out Chinese when we should be on the way to Venice..uuggh! 
We are booked for another flight tomorrow afternoon. 

 Please don't let Hurricane Irene change those plans.

Tomorrow we try this again.

My sweet husband tried to lighten things up by saying "That wasn't an earthquake.  It was just Sherry's big, heavy suitcase being thrown on the conveyor belt".   

Wish us luck!

Hugs,
Sherry




36 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh no, Sherry! Well, at least you can enjoy some time with your hubby. I'm surprised it went that far; we felt a little bit on Long Island, but there was nothing after the initial quake. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you for tomorrow!

Traci said...

I am so sorry your flight was canceled. Here is hoping nothing else will go wrong for the rest of your trip.
Traci

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Oh no!!! Hope you guys get out as soon as possible! I was driving during the quake so I didn't feel it here in NJ. (I was actually a little disappointed I missed it!) Best of luck getting your vacation started!
-Shelley

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Oh Sherry... I'm sorry! It's so frustrating when you're excited to go somewhere and you're at the mercy of mother nature and the airline industry! Glad your husband has a good sense of humor and can make you laugh. I'll say a prayer that you get to Venice safe and sound tomorrow!

Lori said...

I hope that y'all are able to get on your way soon! I can't wait to hear all about it and see some FAB pictures!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, I am so sorry for the delay. Glad no lives were lost. Have fun once you do get to go!!!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh no! you poor thing! My son is in Alexandria, Virginia and said he just hung onto the kitchen counter. He thought it was a gas line explosion and said an earthquake never entered his mind, he thought his 4 story apartment building was collapsing! As a Mom I never worried for his safety in an earthquake! Now I have to worry about him with the hurricane!!! Wish I was going to Venice!

Carol

Honey at 2805 said...

Love your husband's explanation! Don't worry...your trip will be wonderful!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Bummer! But you'll make it out tomorrow and the trip will be that much sweeter for the wait!
Best,
Susan

French Basketeer.com said...

Oh goodness! Hope you get on your way tomorrow, and congratulations to your husband for having an excellent sense of humor through it all~

The enchanted home said...

Sherry what a bummer but at least you will be off and running tomorrow..fingers crossed!! I believe there are no mistakes in life so it was meant to be that you go tomorrow instead, good luck and safe travels! It was a freaky thing here today....and hope there won't be a repeat performance EVER!!

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Have fun Sherry. Felt it in the building where I work. Scared the blazes out of me.

Betsy said...

Of course this is all over the news everywhere, so strange in your neck of the woods. I hope you get out safely tomorrow and have a wonderful vacation.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Every trip has at least one glitch...hope that was yours, and the rest of the vacation is perfect!

Emily said...

Wow, I'm so glad the earthquake wasn't serious. I hope your on your way to Venice soon. If you go for the romantic gondola ride hope you ask for Marco in front of Harry's Bar. He was great and after our trip there we saw his picture was on the cover of a travel magazine. I love your husband's sense of humor, pretty clever.
Have a great trip

~Emily
The French Hutch

NanaDiana said...

Oh Sherry- What rotten luck!I am sending prayers up for an easy passage for you! xo Diana

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
When I heard about the earthquake, I thought about you and wonder if you had already left VA...hope all goes well for y'all tomorrow.

Blessings,
Linda

Heidi said...

Hi Sherry, Thank you so much for visiting & leaving such a sweet comment!....I so love your blog & always enjoy stopping by!...Wishing you a fantastic trip!!...
And no more earthquakes??.... or hurricanes!...Here in California we're pretty used to earthquakes, but in Virginia I 'm sure it was super scary!!
Have a great trip!...Your friend, Heidi XO

Liz said...

Oh no, Sherry! I'm so sorry your flight was canceled. Luv your hubby's humor, though, made me laugh! What can I say, us girl's like to take everything with us, don't we? ;) Get a good nights sleep and hopefully you'll arrive in Venice safe and sound tomorrow. I'm so excited for you. XOXO ~Liz

At The Picket Fence said...

So sorry you missed your flight Sherry! Love the cartoons you posted they are too funny. Praying you get out tomorrow and that you have a fabulous time in Venice! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back. :)

Heather

Gracie's Cottage said...

Crazy, isn't it? Good luck getting on your way!

Jan

Hartwood Roses said...

I love your husband!! Sorry for the delay, and thankful that you didn't have any damage. We have a few new cracks in the old manor, but nothing serious.

Have a fantastic trip!

Gina said...

Oh no!

I, personally, didn't feel it up here in NY, but many I know did.

Keeping my fingers crossed for better luck for you today.

Designs By Pinky said...

Hopefully, by now you are on your way!!!!!! Have a safe flight and ENJOY your trip! Sounds exciting! Keep that hubby of yours, mine keeps me laughing all the time too! XO, Pinky

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Sherry, I imagine by now you and Steve are back in the car, heading for RIC. Bon Voyage. :) I bet never in your wildest dreams did you think an earthquake would delay your flight....incredible. I was scared yesterday as the house shook and carried on. Except for crooked pictures and mirrors everything is just fine. xoxo

saltbox treasures said...

Sorry to hear of your trip delay, but glad everyone is okay from the quake.
It sounds like you're going on a lovely trip to Europe! Hope you have a wonderful time! We look forward to hearing about the details and seeing your purchased treasures!
Enjoy your time with your hub.
~ Julie

Michele Smith said...

Awww darn. I hope yall are on your way now! We felt that sucker too. I was sitting on the couch with my feet propped up shaking...I thought I was shaking my whole house LOL.
Glad you were able to enter my giveaway!
Thank you for the birthday wishes.

(That is one funny hubby you have there)

classic • casual • home said...

Bon voyage! We had an earthquake her in Calif. too. Not as big.

lvroftiques said...

Well poop and bother! Aww girlfriend you'll be on your way tomorrow, but it is annoying when you must be chomping at the bit to get to Venice....I know I would be *winks* Vanna

Jann Olson said...

Yes, I've been hearing about this on the news. Just glad that everyone is safe. Hopefully, you'll be on your way today. Best of luck and have a wonderful trip. Venice, how fun!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my... I hope you get going on this fabulous trip soon.

Blessings,
Spencer

Curtains In My Tree said...

Oh My Gosh

Irene is headed your way

I sure hope you get out of town before the big Irene hits

oh my off to venice how lovely

Like I have been saying Mother Nature is mad . I think she's going through the CHANGE?? LOL

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Oh no - I hope you get out tomorrow!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh how wonderful! Not that your flight was canceled, but that you are going to Venice. It's been awhile since I visited blogs, so I didn't know about your trip. I guess you are off haing a wonderful adenture now. Can't wait to see photos. laurie

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Good luck with it!

We're having torrential rains and flooding - lovely!

freckled laundry said...

Oh no, Sherry! By now, you are {hopefully} surely on your way to Venice! I felt the earthquake here (Upstate NY)...they locked down our local hospital until they figured out the source of the tremor. It was just a little vibration, but still. Hope you're having a lovely time in Venice!