On the road – destination 1, day 1

Day 1

So Monday, about dusk, I noticed the lovely pinkness of the the evening sky. I took that as a positive sign, remembering the rhyme Red sky at night sailors delight, Red sky in morning sailors take warning. And then later last night, nearly 11pm, I stepped out and saw the moon, stars, sky, clouds and again, a positive sign. I felt sure the weather was breaking and clear skies were on the way. Oh, I guess not everyone knows that for the 5 or 6 days prior we had been having rain, lots n lots of rain due to a tropical weather push thatbturned into Debby.

Well 4am came pretty quickly, especially as I had slept in the bed rather than my normal  hammock, and tossed and turned all night, might as well get used to it I reasoned.

The sky was again obscured and low, and a dense mist  prevailed.
Then, upon checking email I found the notification from United that our flight was delayed by 1 hour 20 minutes, waiting for the crew to arrive.  Great!

So here we sit, in the Merida airport, on the cold marmol floor as seating is at a premium since ours isn’t the only flight on hold.

Alrighty, 7:26 and our crew just arrived, we’ll be out of here in no time!

Funny, the crew, once on the plane announced that we couldn’t pull away from the gate until 8:18, because of a required rest period for flight crews between flights. Didn’t seem like much of a rest to me as they had been busy moving about and working ….

So flight was fine, a little drama between the passenger seated in front of us and an attendant – all passive aggressive.  The passenger, traveling with a child, ordered like 4 different beverages – now odd part, it was an older woman attendant that took the order and I could see she was having attitude, but it was a male attendant that brought the drinks that copped the tude. Odd transference of aggression.

And cool part – we had a friend on the same flight so had a short visit.

We arrived in …HOUSTON – and our friend, with trusted pup Bailey, were waiting right outside of baggage pickup.

So Day 1 down, we dined, drank, visited, shopped, ate a bit more, and retired for the evening.

Day 2 will have us still in Houston, doing much of the same, so might not fill you all in on that.

I am traveling with the ipad2. I haven’ quite worked out adding photos yet so will need to research that.  And I am also apparently ving trouble with spacing, and paragraphing…

So stay tuned to find out out where Thursday goes.


About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends.
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2 Responses to On the road – destination 1, day 1

  1. Kevin says:

    Are you passing through Portland? You've got a place to stay!


  2. Calypso says:

    I am here waiting for all the chismes. 🙂

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