Heading for Costa Rica

Trip Start Jul 02, 2012
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of Trinidad and Tobago  , Trinidad,
Saturday, March 9, 2013

The 01:45 wake-up call could be termed a little early.  However, that left enough time to finish packing the carry-on and have a cup of coffee.

At about 02:45 our driver arrived.  That began our one hour sojourn to the airport.  It is always a challenge, especially when it is dark.  I was very surprised with the number of vehicles on the road at that hour.  Then the driver reminded me it was Friday night/Saturday morning.  There were lots of people still partying.

We arrived safely at the airport at about 03:45.  That left ample time to check in and clear immigration.  Once in the waiting area we got some coffee and a muffin.  We simply sat and watched the people.

Boarding began at about 05:00.  We were the first summoned to the gate to board, thanks to Leslie's cane.  The bad news is Leslie was then immediately singled out for a second security search.  Reflecting back, I guess she should be glad.  Yesterday we were not certain she would make the trip.  She was running a fever of 101 degrees.  Today she did not feel 100% but at least she was not running a fever.

We pushed back from the gate at 05:20, about 15 minutes early.  The flight to Port of Spain was short, about 50 minutes, and uneventful.

At the airport we parked at Gate 9.  That was at about 06:30.  We had to get off the plane and go through security again.  Then it was right back to Gate 9 to await boarding.  It was nearly 08:00 when we got back to our same seats on the same plane.

We pushed back from the gate on time and were in the air by 08:35.

On that flight we were served a hot sandwich.  It was not my favorite, some sort of fish salad.  It came with some plantain chips, diet Coke, and a small Kit Kat candy bar.  When I travel, my philosophy is to eat what you are presented because it is uncertain when there will be another opportunity to eat.  Therefore, I choked down about half of the sandwich.
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