Aug. 1, 2012 —
He had sent her to check on their flight departure from Newark. She came back and asked him if Portland had two airports.
When he asked why that was important, she said the departures board listed a “main” airport for Portland.
At that moment, he realized those bargain tickets would take them to Portland, Maine.
He tried to change his flight to Portland, Oregon, but it would cost another $2,000 because of no advance notice.
That was out of the question, of course, so they would spend the weekend in New York City.
Meanwhile, back in the other Portland, I was having uncontrollable spasms of laughter while getting killer looks and tears from the bride and her mother.
Within a couple of hours, the tears had dried and everyone – almost – could laugh about two cities with the same name.
Oh yes, the wedding went off perfectly – in the other Portland.