Can this Really be Happening
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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.
Leaving weeks of cold and damp fog did not seem like a hardship.
All we needed to do was to leave Nanaimo on a ferry to Vancouver,
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.
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.
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.