My Mumma and Pops are stuck in Amsterdam.
They left a week ago Saturday with their friends, to fly across the ocean and spend a luxurious week on a Riverboat Cruise down the Rhine. They were going to France, Germany, Austria and some other locations.
They were meant to fly home from Amsterdam on Saturday night, returning to Canada early Sunday morning.
Due to the volcanic activity in Iceland and the impassable air space, they are stuck in Amsterdam.
As of this morning, they have confirmed flights home for NEXT Monday ... 9 days after their original return date. They are planning to call the airport daily to try to find an earlier flight, but it's possible that they will be sitting tight for the next week.
While being stranded in your vacation destination does not seem like an entirely bad thing, my poor Mumma is a type A worry wart just like her baby and I know she is likely struggling to keep her sanity. Both my parents and their friends they are traveling with have work commitments, children, and other responsibilities that they are having to attempt to deal with from across the world.
Please pray for their safety and sanity over the next week - and also that they are able to find an earlier flight home!
Update: Thanks to the many, many prayers that said on their behalf, my parents and their friends managed to snag the last four seats on a direct flight from Amsterdam to Toronto that was meant to leave this morning. After some difficulty and having to switch planes, the last I have heard is that they were taking off. So, as far as I know, they are somewhere over the ocean as we speak and should be home by this evening! Thanks for your thoughts and prayers on their behalf! Continuing praying for the other travelers who are trying to make their way home or to their destinations.