Friday morning we boarded our 630 am flight to Chicago excited for our friends' wedding. Halfway to Chicago - the pilot came on and said we were turning around because there had been a fire in the radar facility that serves the Chicago airports. I started crying and scrambling to find us other flights.
We got on standby lists for the Indy and Milwaukee flights, but a gate agent gave one of our seats to a person lower on the list so we couldn't go. I sobbed in the airport. We headed home to regroup and try to get our hotel deposit back.
Glenn figured it out then pushed me to find a resort we could go to for the weekend since we were already packed. I found the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa but was in no mood to figure it all out. I just wanted to be sad. Glenn took over, got us reservations and loaded up the car.
We checked in. It was nicer than I expected. We headed down to the Spa hoping the 25 minute massage included in our packages would pull me out of my funk. It did. It was really relaxing. The indoor whirlpools and pool were so nice. We had a great dinner at the restaurant and called it an early night.
Saturday we spend most of the day by the pool under an umbrella enjoying the sunshine, the cocktail of the day and the good burgers from the poolside grill. When the weather started to turn we headed down to the spa to enjoy the steam room, plunge pool, and more time in the indoor pool and whirlpool.
Dinner again was really good. Then we headed to the lobby bar to see our old friend Bob the bartender before another early night.
Sunday we enjoyed our breakfast buffet and then headed home for a day on the couch watching football and catching up on DVR. It turns out while we may have been able to make it to Chicago via Milwaukee - every flight returning to Tampa from Chicago on Sunday day was cabcelled so things worked out for the best.