Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Peru Adventure 2014 is off to an eventful start!

The trip to Peru is off to an eventful start.  Nothing ever seems to come easily when it comes to international travel for me.  It is always an adventure. 

 My last flight to Peru in 2012 was a nightmare.  Canceled flights.  Missed flights.  Nineteen hours, six flights, four states and three countries later I made it. Read about the first flight adventure here! This flight experience was not nearly as bad luckily.  Still not perfect though.  The flight from DFW to Lima was scheduled for 5pm local time.   Well there were problems with the plane and next thing we know the flight is pushed back to 9pm.  Four hours! 

Read about the flight adventure from my first Peru trip

 A nice meal at Cantino Laredo helped ease the pain.  Back to the gate to board for the 9:00.   Not quite.  Pushed back to 9:30.   Then pushed back to 9:45.  Finally we get on board.  Off to Peru right? Not quite.  We sit there. And sit there. Thirty minutes later the captain comes over the intercom and says a passenger did not show up for the flight but they have a bag on board and the FAA will not allow a bag without a passenger.  Makes sense for sure, but more wait time. Finally at 10:30 we take off headed for Lima.  

Ready for a good in flight movie I was.  Only to realize the movie something called Austenland.  Seriously?  A chick-flick about a nerdy girl that goes to an English estate to recreate an 18th century British novel? Now what does a plane 90% full of South Americans want with an Old English chick-flick.  

tried to watch, but could only take thirty  minutes before I about died of boredom.   And that was it.  No other entertainment at all.  A six and a half hour flight with one crappy ninety minute movie.  No second movie.  Not even a few sitcoms thrown in. Just a yellow screen that said "three hours to Lima." Oh well.  I guess for every wonderful experience in life we must have a small bit of suffering.  For a few days down the Amazon River and a week in the Cuzco area with the wonderful Inca sites this was a small task to endure. Bring on Peru!

No comments:

Post a Comment