Cynthia Allman began a long day’s journey into a blissful night at 4 a.m. in New York on Saturday, when she arrived at the airport to catch a flight to see her son play in the Big West Conference tournament.
“The flight was canceled and rescheduled for 8 a.m.,” Allman said. “Then it was 8:30 a.m. and then 11 a.m. So I took a bus to another airport and caught a flight to Chicago and was able to make a connection to Santa Ana. I got in at 7:30 p.m. and headed to the arena.”
By 8:30, she had reconnected with her husband — who had been on a business trip in Florida — at the Honda Center.
“Not being here was not an option,” Cynthia Allman said.
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