My 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.
On 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.
Another 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.