OK, maybe not crushing in the larger scheme of things but here's the deal......my Mom and stepfather were to leave a week from today on their own trip to Antarctica, as well as South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours.
They got the news today that the trip is CANCELED because one of the ship's engines is not functioning and, evidently, cannot be repaired in time.
They will most likely accept VENT's offer of the same trip in January of 2009.
This trip has been on their agenda for a year and I can't believe they'll have to wait another year to actually do it.
My blog can't possibly substitute for their own trip but it will have to in the meantime.
Aargh. Life isn't fair.