Wednesday, March 26, 2008

We're Back!



So we're finally back into the swing of things. We were only gone a week but it felt like a lot longer. I need to get caught up on reading everyone's blogs and finding out the latest happenings. We did have an awesome trip though! I had to chose the above pictures out of hundreds so hopefully it will give you a good look. Our adventure actually gettin to Curasao was crazy. In the middle of the night Delta sent an email saying that my scheduled flight to Atlanta had been indefinitely delayed so they put me on a flight that was 2 hours earlier. So, how and I supposed to know that while I am sleeping away planning on waking up in time to catch my flight that was already considered early? So, I wasn't going to make that flight which means I would miss the one and only flight that goes from Atlanta to Curasao each day. We got on the phone with Delta to find some other way to get me there. Luckily they have other airline partners that they can schedule you on but it didn't go so smooth. Our Delta 1-stop flight with a first class ticket turned into a US Airways & American Airlines 2-stop flight going throuh Charlotte, NC and Miami, arriving 6 hours later. We barely made our flight out of Charleston because the Delta counters were swamped and they had problems switching our tickets. We sat on the runway for and hour and a half waitin for a fog delay in Charlotte. We missed our flight to Miami and spent on hour waiting in line to get re-booked when Scott called and said he got us on another flight that was leaving right that second. We had to literally sprint to another concourse and gate to make the flight that we got the last seat on. Once in Miami I got the run around from American Airlines people on Easton's paper ticket (required for international travel even though they don't have their own seat). I spent forever waiting in a line that it turns out I didn't have to wait in in the first place. We barely made it through security in time to get to our gate before they closed it. After all that, we were ready for a week of relaxation! We spent most of our time hanging out on the beach and swimming in the pool. Easton learned all about the sand and building sand castles. He found a little boy from Trinidad who he followed around everywhere and played with out on the beach a number of times. It was pretty cute because the boy was 4 years old and Easton is not quite 2 yet. :) We did do a major hike one day with some of our local friends to the top of the highest mountain on the island. It was cool but I'll never do it again. I thought it was going to be a normal type hike but it was climbing straight up big rocks forever and ever. I was sore for 3 days! We also visited an ostrich farm, which sounds kind of wierd but it was pretty cool. It the largest one outside of Africa. Easton loved it! I was able to reserve some of my tan even after all the peeling I've done. He he he. Easton was VERY SAD to leave Yaya & Papa (Grandma & Grandpa). I won't lie, I was as well. It was so good to see them and spend time with them.

6 comments:

Angie said...

How fun! It looks like you had a great time! We're glad you made it there after all the flying issues. Hopefully the way home was less eventful.

Liz said...

Wow, that's quite the travel log! I can't believe all that could happen on one day of flying. It seems like things never go as smoothly as you would hope. Good thing Easton is a good traveler. I'm glad you had fun once you got there. Welcome Back!

Threlfall Mysteries said...

Wow, how fun of a trip you went on. I can only imagine how much fun Eason had, let along you and your family. I'm glad you made it back safely. I love your pictures.

Jeremy and Kelly said...

Oh man, don't you love airports? I have several bad airport stories. :) Looks like you had a ton of fun. Easton is a cutie!

Maren & Danny said...

Wow-I have heard some crazy airport stories but I think yours takes the cake! So glad you are back-it looks like you had a wonderful beautiful time. I am only a LITTLE jealous! :0)

c&r koch said...

What a fun trip, Jess! I loved your photos -- the ones of your dad by the oceanside on the rock cliffs reminded me of the temple video. Beautiful!