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Wishing Everyone's Sons & Daughters a Safe Trip Home!

SpiritManagerSpiritManager 2841 replies68 threads Senior Member
edited December 2010 in Music Major
Here's to safe and quick uninterrupted journeys home for the holidays for everyone's children. If the old timers remember - last year a blizzard hit the weekend they were all due to return. So far I see sun on the forecast. Fingers crossed for them all.
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  • sopranomom92sopranomom92 1299 replies40 threads Senior Member
    Thanks! We haven't seen our D since August, so we really hope there are no delays. It's not sunny in Rochester.......
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  • SnowflakeVTSnowflakeVT 2458 replies36 threads Senior Member
    I'm hoping the storm doesn't turn into a Nor'easter between Vermont and Boston ... picking up my lovely girl on Monday. Once she finishes her last final, we get to help her move her out of her dorm at BU in order to be ready to move into apartment for Berklee in January, both in Boston. Drive safe everyone!
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  • flute1298flute1298 435 replies23 threads Member
    Safe travels to all. Funny for me to think (and hope) that our D will be one of the ones traveling next year. Enjoy your time with them.
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  • POTO MomPOTO Mom 478 replies39 threads Member
    Just in case anyone is still looking for an airplane ticket. Yesterday I found a nonstop one way ticket from Cleveland to Atlanta for $74 flying Dec. 23. Who would have thought???
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  • violadadvioladad 6351 replies294 threads Senior Member
    Safe trip to all.
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  • opera-momopera-mom 376 replies6 threads Member
    DD is sitting in San Fran airport right now...plane should have left 45 minutes ago...still has another 45 minutes until the new estimated departure...thankgoodness there is not any snow worries in San Fran...and we are clear here too....Must be waiting for a plane from somewhere else.
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  • stradmomstradmom 5199 replies51 threads Senior Member
    Aren't cell phones wonderful? We spend an intense night this week waiting to hear from D2, who had missed her flight out of Rome back to London, and her cell phone was dead. We tried and tried to contact the airport, which had shut down for the night, with no success. Later found out she camped out in an unheated hallway between terminals all alone before taking the first flight out in the morning...all this after being robbed at her hostel, passport stolen etc. I'm looking forward to getting her home this weekend...hope everyone else's kids have an easy journey!
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  • glassharmonicaglassharmonica 3300 replies54 threads Senior Member
    Stadmom, that sounds like a huge ordeal for your daughter! So sorry this happened to her (and to you!) Hope the passport issue gets resolved.

    My D2 came home from her college a bit demoralized because of health problems-- we're trying to figure out with her if she should take a leave of absence next semester to recover or go back and try to muddle through...

    D3 is still at school-- no rest for the weary until December 22! DH, D4, and I drove up to NYC on Monday to hear her orchestra conducted by the man who has been named music director of our own city's orchestra-- very exciting! And today it was reviewed in the NY Times (my daughter is visible in the photo!) http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/arts/music/16orchestra.html?_r=4&ref=arts She said it was the best orchestral experience of her life. Now she has to soldier through theory and piano exams.
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  • SpiritManagerSpiritManager 2841 replies68 threads Senior Member
    Stradmom - wow - I can imagine the anxious night. My older son has spent many a night sleeping in train stations, or outside train stations, in Europe - but, luckily, he only tells me about it afterwards! He's managed to hold onto his passport the last few years but cameras and money have certainly been stolen. I'm sure you'll be thrilled to have her back, but she'll now know she can cope with most everything.
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  • ClarimomClarimom 802 replies18 threads Member
    Oh, Stradmom--so sorry! S1 also was robbed at hostel in Italy a few years ago--cellphone, money and camera stolen. The scary thing was that the thief (thieves?) went into the rooms of the choir members (touring Italy) while they slept--they had to reach over my sleeping son in his room to steal his possessions from next to him. I still shiver thinking of it. So glad your D is on her way home and all the best to you. We just returned from picking up S2 at airport--hooray! Looking forward to the holidays.
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  • SnowflakeVTSnowflakeVT 2458 replies36 threads Senior Member
    glassharmonica, Sorry to hear that D2 is struggling with some health issues. I hope she finds a path to getting better over break, even if that path includes some time off. You also have D3 and D4 ... D4 is a senior now? If so I hope to read in the next few months about her acceptances.

    Stradmom ... I can imagine that you will be giving your D2 a huge hug once she is physically in the same space as you very soon.
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  • glassharmonicaglassharmonica 3300 replies54 threads Senior Member
    SnowflakeVT, D4 is actually a junior... we're dragging this out as long as we can :D !
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  • SnowflakeVTSnowflakeVT 2458 replies36 threads Senior Member
    Glassharmonica, Well, then keep us posted on the process and also what she does this summer. Your kids certainly have a great support system in you. cheers!
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  • stradmomstradmom 5199 replies51 threads Senior Member
    Thanks for the kind thoughts, everyone!

    Glassharmonica, hope your D2 is on the mend quickly.
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  • SnowflakeVTSnowflakeVT 2458 replies36 threads Senior Member
    Travel in Boston on Monday night was crazy due to snow and ice, but finally my D is back and the house is in blissful chaos and filled with piano music again. Cheers to all.
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  • stradmomstradmom 5199 replies51 threads Senior Member
    Still waiting for D2 to get back from England. Her plane sat on the tarmac for 7 1/2 hours on Saturday before returning to the terminal. She's been returning to Heathrow every day and finally got her luggage back yesterday. Hopes to fly out tomorrow if they can keep the runways clear.

    I was feeling so sorry for her until she mentioned she was emailing me from the Tate Museum while eating a chocolate muffin and sipping mulled wine.
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  • SpiritManagerSpiritManager 2841 replies68 threads Senior Member
    Stradmom - glad to see your daughter got some of your smarts! Now that's the right way to sit out a plane delay. Sorry to hear about the 7.5 hours on the tarmac though - that was my son last year at JFK! Got my fingers crossed for you to get her home soon.
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  • POTO MomPOTO Mom 478 replies39 threads Member
    YAY. Mine is home. Left Cleveland in a snowstorm to come home to 65 degrees in the South. She said it doesn't look much like Christmas here!!! We might have some snow over the weekend I hear. First time I will have ever had a white Christmas in SC. I'll believe it when I see it.
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  • Mezzo'sMamaMezzo'sMama Forum Champion Music Major 3550 replies84 threads Forum Champion
    Mine is home, and now that I've moved nearer to her, it's easier, so I even have her cat visiting too!
    POTO Mom, snowstorm??? The city of Oberlin has been getting it pretty hard this month, but we haven't had any snow to speak of here since last Friday, so travel has been able to get back to normal out of Hopkins after being snarled the previous week. For those not from the Great Lakes region, snow squalls blow through in "beltlike" regions, and they are difficult to predict and can appear anywhere (took me years to understand that "flurries" meant up to 6", "squalls" could dump up to a foot, and anything stronger was classed as a "storm"!!). There is snow on the ground now, so we'll have a "White Christmas", but it now appears that the "big" storm that had been predicted to go through the upper Midwest on Christmas Eve has fizzled out..... If SC gets snow, let us know, I want to see pics!
    Merry Christmas!
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  • stradmomstradmom 5199 replies51 threads Senior Member
    D2 is home with piles and piles of what apparently are her younger sister's clothes that got to study abroad for a semester.
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