The Travel Day
Trip Start Jun 17, 2013
8Trip End Jun 28, 2013
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No it was not but, the universe had other plans for my adventure. So off I go into the rain with the animals to the vets. Then back home to finish getting everything together - then you have it all packed and suddenly there is this nagging voice in the back of your mind, saying quietly at first "you forgot something" and the more you go over it in you mind the more the fear builds....and the louder that voice gets. Then you reach a point that you tell yourself "oh, it is not like I am going to a third world country and won't be able to pick up whatever I may have forgotten." Right, this is what I am telling myself and I calm down. But out of the blue, that voice screams at you, "excuse me, but you are going to a third world country girl." But by now our traveling companions have arrived. Time to leave for the airport to catch the plane to Mexico City, via Aero Mexico. So I tell myself, it will be fine. Peru is not a really deep third world country and I will find whatever I need with out any problems. Time to start the adventure.
We arrive at the airport to find out that our flight schedule had been dramatically altered. We were to arrive Mexico City and have a three hour layover before we caught the flight to Lima, Peru. But NO - that was not meant to be we were told we now had only one hour to make our connection. Now normally when the connection is in the same terminal and supposedly only a few gates down that would not be a problem. But no, not today....today we are told by Aero Mexico that we would in all probability miss the connection and that the midnight flight was full and so was the 6:30 am tomorrow. Why would we miss the flight we ask, we are flying first class and our bags are checked through to Lima. Well we are told that we would have to pass through not only immigration but also customs. Nothing can be done about it and they were not willing in any way to assist us with this issue. So we all sit down and breath and say whatever is meant to be will be. It will all work out. After a quick little snack off we go to the gate. As Fate would have it there is a high level supervisor at our gate. We have a short discussion with him, stating our plight and that we need a wheelchair at the gate in Mexico City. He was a very nice man and says, "Don't worry, I will call my peer in Mexico City and we will make sure you are taken care of. We are all now breathing easier thinking that the day is picking up. We board the little plane on the flight line via bus transport. We find out American has cancelled a number of flights due to weather and there are a number of American passengers on board. Still we are thinking positive, until 20 minutes later we have still not taken off and it no longer matters because the flight is 2 hours 15 mins and our connection will have already left.
Aero Mexico - Mexico City just earned huge cudo's from me. Amazing customer service.
So we are on our plane to Lima, leaving on time.
Oh my god what a day, but we are here!!!!
The road through Peru begins tomorrow and hopefully it will be less bumpy than the road to Peru.......