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For months, it seems, Carole and I have been navigating rather chaotic seas hoping that January 29th would lead us to yet another adventura! We planned to leave sooner but responsibilities kept us home. Tying up loose ends, cleaning out the garage, again then surgically inserting our car into its resting place was the kick off to our trip. 270_D306F2612219AC6817CC9C1F45702DD3.jpg

Leaving weeks of cold and damp fog did not seem like a hardship.image

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All we needed to do was to leave Nanaimo on a ferry to Vancouver,
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take a bus, followed by LRT to the airport and BAM! Mexico! Indeed we were sad to leave family and friends and great coffee behind.
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Although 5:30 am was an early start, we were ready for this adventure, our seamless trip to Mexico City via San Francisco was about to begin. Early through customs allowed us time to have coffee and gloat about our trip planning savvy, until we saw at our departure gate the always feared "delayed flight". Our gloating silently transformed into loud adult sobbing as we so knew the cascading consequences of our delay. Later that morning at 37,000 feet, on our way into SF, we saw "our airline" to Mexico City fly by us. Tears welled in our eyes as we were pressy faced against the window watching "our plane" leave without us. Alas we knew our fate was sealed, the evil "red eye". We were scheduled for an 11:34 pm departure.

For most of you who have flown Air Canada you might imagine how this might roll. Well, you might just be wrong! We had the kindest agent in San Francisco. Knowing we were leaving at 11:34 pm that eve and noticing our tear stained shirts, Javier asked if we would like a room for the day! This was followed by a lunch and dinner voucher! How lucky we were as this allowed a bit of a retreat before we stepped into the midnight abyss.
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So, some time tomorrow morning around 5:30 am we will step from the belly of our red eye onto the soil of Mexico City where we will endure a 2 hour bus ride to Puebla! Our new adventure has begun.

Posted by Carole and Rod 14:51

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So, you're not available for babysitting next weekend?!! Have a wonderful journey - say hola to the sun from us, Love the Morton's

by Leannos & Ricardo

Glad you got a hotel for the day, and some meals! We had a similar situation at San Fran airport a few years ago, but in reverse as we were trying to get home from San Diego. Plane was delayed leaving SD so we missed our connection in SF to Vancouver. However in that one short trip they lost our luggage, and therefore they would not allow us to leave that area of the airport. As if was our fault. Worse, there was no booze to be had in that part of the airport. When we finally went through security to get to our red-eye flight, they took me aside into a security area where I had to wait for 20 minutes before a female security person came and gave me a frisking! Luckily after that we were in an area where there was booze! I hope the rest of your trip is eventful in only wonderful ways! Love yas. B xo

by Barb Polly

Damn the luck. I've missed two flights in my life, and in neither case was I treated so well as you two. I think it may be d/t some bad press Air can. got on the National news, Tuesd evening. Its off to a good start. I don't have to say "have a great time"...

by Marlyn Wall

Well, the ferry was my fate too as the fog left me option but to march forward just in case the flight did not take off in nanaimo. Lucky for me, Lufthansa was able to find the note from air Canada ( who I was on hold with for 45 min at 5 am that morning) that I was still wanting to use the restof the ticket to Germany!
On to Frankfurt, 3 hour wait then to Munich, 4 hour wait in downtown for my train to Seefeld Austria...wonderful little tourist town in the mountains above innsbruck, on the north side of the equator with white stuff called snow...I know ---we haven't had any for so long at mt. Washington....
In 3 days we pack for Sochi Russia, on to the big circus!
Can,t wait for more updates from your warm climates so that I can feel the heat throughmy iPad in Russia!

by Yvonne Visser

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