Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale SW / Miramar
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June 9, 2013
Yesterday, June 8, 2013, Rusty, Ramiro and I got together for a pre-departure chat to make sure we were all well prepared and ready to roll. All was well with the exception that Rusty hurt his back earlier this day so he was iffy whether he would still join us. He would sleep on it and ...
I grabbed my notebook and started re-reading some of my notes for my blog as I stood there. I had realized quite some time ago that my blog was not a typical travel blog. I had worried about that in Romania, while writing some of my entries, because I talked about my personal journey as much as I talked about the actual sights I had seen. Instead of being strictly factual, it was taking on some elements of romance.
So what was I going to do? ...
... I got lucky because I was sitting in the front and was helped to Hotel vouchers within the first hour. I can only imagine how long it took for the people that was sitting on the back of the airplane. By now it's about 1 am, California time, 4 am in Miami and all we know is that a plane has been sent from Germany to pick us up and take us to Dusseldorf. The only instructions are to be back at the airport by 11am, ...
... for Sint Maarten, where we would spend 3 days getting the lay of the land, sourcing where we would take the boat once we took possession to be fitted with all the equipment for cruising etc., opening accounts with the chandleries which would be supplying us with items we still needed to purchase, look for a Marina to stay at, and a haul-out company where the final work and cleaning would be done to the boat etc. etc....the fun begins !
Tomorrow we leave for Sint Maarten.
... given a suitable role from the job centre. I was appointed as head of linguistics for the trip (I still haven't negotiated my salary). I decided to get local on the natives and email in Spanish. It was a underated and laborious effort but I got there.
My goldfish mind gets easily distracted and I saw the red light on the phone flashing and like a child a pressed it.
"You have one new message"
"Hi it is pam calling from ...
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