Hola from Costa Rica!
For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter, I ended up having a little bit of a snafu on my way down here.
We had a quick connection in Houston, and with our flight from LAX running behind we ended up running Amazing Race style to our connecting gate with minutes to spare before it took off. Well, don’t you know that even though the plane was still there, they wouldn’t let us on. The woman at the gate said she called to our plane to see if anyone on board needed to get on the flight and apparently someone on our plane said no. I call shenanigans on that, since there were actually TWELVE of us. And she wouldn't look any of us in the eye, so you know that's a bad sign.
So, we stood there and watched as the plane took off without us, and then we went over to customer service to get rebooked. The next flight wasn’t for almost seven hours, and the airline wouldn’t do anything for us. No meal vouchers, no passes to the lounge, nothing. They said they didn’t have anything they could do. So we ended up kicking it in the Houston airport for a loooong time.
Two sucky things (well, suckier than sitting in an airport for seven hours):
- We were supposed to meet my brother and his girlfriend at the San Jose airport (they were flying in from Denver)
- We had hired a driver to take us from the airport to our condo on the beach (about 2 hours away)
So now we had to try to get in touch with both my brother and the driver so the driver could take my brother and his gf to our condo, and we were going to have to pay for him to then come back to the airport, pick us up, and then take us to the beach.
Any-hoo. I got some outlining done on my next project done during my residency at the Houston airport. I also organized all of the files on my computer and made some new playlists. Yay for being productive in the face of great boredom and frustration.
But WE MADE IT. Finally.
And Costa Rica is amazing.
We have a lot of awesome adventures planned for the week, and I can't wait. But I'm also stoked to just sit here on our balcony and enjoy this view.
Hasta la vista!