Saturday, April 5, 2014
Viva Las Vegas
On Sunday, we waited at the Las Vegas Airport for hours for our flight. They kept posting delays. The plane that we were waiting on had mechanical problems in San Francisco and took forever to get to Las Vegas. We thought we had a long layover originally but as the flight kept getting delayed, we realized that we were going to miss our connecting flight to Portland. We tried to get booked on other flights but there was nothing available until 9:00 p.m. the following night. So we ended up spending 27 hours in San Francisco that we hadn't intended on doing and I missed work. United did put us up in a hotel that night and gave us a little bit of money for food but we didn't have our luggage, toiletries or clothes to change into.
Since we had an entire day in San Francisco, we thought we might as well take advantage of it. We had the hotel take us to the airport so that we could catch BART to go downtown. We had no real plan of what we wanted to do but thought we would do a walkabout. We went to Embarcadero and walked around the Ferry Terminal Farmers Market for a little bit and then thought we would head up to Chinatown. I have to tell you. I do not like walking in San Francisco on a good day. I don't do well with those hills between my asthma and not being in the best shape for climbing hills like that. So it was a struggle for me. Bill wanted to go to the Chinese Cultural Center. We got there and it was closed. So we went a few blocks more and did find that the Cable Car Museum was open so we went in there to see the displays for a bit which was interesting.
But we had a great time while we were in Vegas so that was something. And we may go back again sometime. Hopefully it will be a much better travel experience next time.