This is the reminder that one must always be patient with travel, and getting there and back is always half of the adventure:
-4A cab to airport for our confirmed 7A flight to Miami
-5A arrive at check in to find out.....
-Flight delayed until 11A
- A Long Breakfast – I remember French fries and lots of espresso
-Wandering aimlessly through airport shops
-10A go through security and head to gate
-11A Run into Sue who is on her way to her noon flight back to Quito;
-She lets me use her iPhone to call home, a definite high point to the day's journey;
-I take 800 mg Ibuprofen for the shooting pains in my knees
-Larry is very patient through all of it.
-1130A we board our flight; I think I immediately fall asleep
Naturally we have missed out conveniently timed connection in Miami, but we have been resceduled and in fact between customs and security and getting from one terminal to another there really isn't time to spare. We board, starved, but by the time the flight attendants get to us the food is all gone (oh except for pringles and chocolate bars which we pass on)
-930pm we land in Boston but one of my bags is missing (though it does show up the next day) How does that happen?? It's cold, a harsh end to a great vacation
- 11p arrive home, really late to bed, really early up for carpool and work and life.....