Tomorrow we go to Goya for a district conference. Tonight we were to pick up Elder Chappe of the 70, from Montevideo, Uruguay to go with us. Early this afternoon I learned that the airport in Resistencia closed today until December 8, because it no longer has a fire truck there. I called Elder Chappe and he was able to get a flight into the Corrientes Airport. We left the house around 8 pm to arrive in time. The police closed the only road to the airport just outside of Corrientes. We followed some cars down a few dirt side roads and let the GPS make a few suggestions after that and we ended up crossing a blockade and back on the road to the airport!
At the airport we received a call from Elder Chappe indicating that his flight had not yet left. We ate ham and cheese sandwhiches at the little airport restaurant and then went back in the car where Diane worked on her iPad and I read the news on my iPhone. Around 10:00 I ventured to the Aerolineas Argentinas desk and asked if the flight from Buenos Aires had left yet. I was told it would leave at 11:30 pm and arrive around 1:00 am. So, I went back to the car, told Diane and reclined the driver's seat to prepare for the long haul.
At 11:00 pm, I received a call from Elder Chappe, they had just cancelled the flight. We got to drive home...he has to find a hotel and a flight to Corrientes tomorrow...and then drive to Goya with us. And then he has to try to get back to Montevideo on Sunday.
You have to be flexible. By the way, the road out of the airport was no longer blocked on our way home. Still trying to figure that one out!