I think some people believe I never cancel a trip due to weather. Indeed, it is rare. Between flying capable equipment with good altitude performance and making careful studies of the weather on complex days to have a plan, the reality is most of the time you can get where you're going. Today I was supposed to pick up a load of dogs in Fort Worth TX, deliver them to Fort Lauderdale, and then fly back home. Originally the flight was supposed to take place yesterday, and I cancelled it due to the certainty of bad thunderstorms all around the DFW area and for a good portion of the flight to Florida and back. Today looked better. Indeed, today was better, and looked doable, were it not for that cold front. By itself I don't mind crossing a cold front, but what went with it just kept getting worse. Thunderstorm chances grew to bigger thunderstorm chances. The line of storms grew from ending at the coast to almost making it down to Cancun. I had originally planned to go around the south side of the storm, as the shortest route, and thought that would work. No such luck. Then the progs added a squall line directly on my route of flight, both ways. Nope, that's it, I'm out. Not much certainty of being able to get through, and getting stuck with a plane load of dogs is not where I want to be. Even if I made it to Florida, then I'd need to make it home, and with my wife being out of town I have to get back to pick up the girls from the babysitter (I was going to bring my son along with me). Instead, the kids and I had a fun day around the property getting a few more chores done and generally having fun. Watching the radar to see what actually happened, it was not a line I would've wanted to cross. There really weren't any holes, just "less bad" areas. Looking at the PIREPs around the line from today, even the big iron jets weren't having a fun time, so it was a good call. If I was flying something that could go to FL450, it'd be different, but at FL250 max (and the engines straining to keep the plane up there), not gonna happen. So yes, even Ted makes no-go decisions sometimes.