A Perfect Day

20200218_130932My day got off to an early start.  I had decided that my small backpack was not going to be suitable for the four day hike,  so I went and bought another one. Luckily, I had some Canadian Tire money to smooth out the price.

All packed, but without checking the schedule,  I headed to the bus stop.  My bus came within 5 minutes.  It was slow going, but we managed to arrive safely at the location to catch the airport bus.  Amazingly it was waiting for me and departed seconds after I boarded.

At the airport the bus let me off at the terminal I was supposed to be at.  This was surprising because I usually have to trek all over the place and take a monorail to another terminal.   This time I took a short walk to an elevator and I was at the check in desk in moments.

I decided to buy lunch.  I wasn’t expecting an airplane meal, so I thought some calories were in order.  I ordered a double burger with bacon.  I decided against the fries because the price seemed rather excessive.  The funny thing, though, was that they gave me fries anyway.   I didn’t see the person put them in the bag, and I tried waving her off because I didn’t think a solitary burger required a bag.   She said she made a mistake and it was complimentary.   I was confused until I opened the bag.

20200218_141226On the airplane,  things got better.  The seat to my right was vacant.  This allowed me to share the seat and tray for other purposes.   Also, they actually gave me a meal.   I guess the flight was long enough to warrant it.

20200218_164326Another high point was the personable and friendly service of the flight attendants.   They definitely made it a better flight.  I know it is their job, but I have experienced people doing it poorly and the difference shows.  Special thanks to Saxon for hard work.

I made it to Bogota and my students are planning to meet me for Pizza tomorrow.   How fantastic is that?

What a Perfect Day.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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8 Responses to A Perfect Day

  1. Hunida says:

    Aw what a great start to your trip! Free fries & an airplane meal? Heck yeah! Love that your students met you for pizza when you got there, too. How fun!

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