We spent most of Friday in the hotel, on the computer, alerting our jobs and families to the unexpected delay. We searched for news articles and waited for airport updates. Mid-day, we realized we weren’t leaving anytime soon, and so a few of us started looking for something to do. This meant that three of us went for massages/manicures/pedicures, and others explored the option of going on a volcanic hike (no, not THE volcano) or local bike ride. Volcanic hike sounded great, so about half the group made reservations for the next day (we weren’t getting out until Monday, anyway).
By the end of the day, we weren’t feeling QUITE as sorry for ourselves as we had in the morning. We went for a great pizza dinner, hung out a bit, and turned in for the night early since, as I mentioned above, half the group was going on a volcanic hike in the morning…which meant getting up at 4 a.m.