The first flight was fine. We got to Bogota, Columbia. We barely had enough time to go to the bathroom and board the plane. Let's also just mention that they have some funky systems at that airport. Both going and returning through Bogota, we boarded in a hallway and stairwell with passengers for another flight. So there was a fair amount of confusion. They you had to make sure you got on the right bus/tram to get on the correct plane. What? Who thought this was a good idea? It happened both times. Strange. Very strange. And not very efficient.
|Leah on the ride from the airport to the hotel|
|Quito from our hotel window|
So we were feeling pretty rough by the time the plane landed. I did feel better however when we were leaving the plane and Bart pointed out someone's vomit down the side of the wall and all over the floor. Yup, you read that right. Apparently someone else was losing it also but instead of finding a bag they decided to puke down the wall. Seems right, right? Gross. So I knew at that point that I wasn't just some sensitive crazy person (I mean, the fact that Bart wasn't doing so hot either helped too). But that's just disturbing. There's a part of me that had wished I had taken a picture, but would I really want a picture of that?
Ok, so we're holding it together. Praise the Lord the kids were doing fine and not feeling sick. Seriously, praise the Lord. We come out after getting our bag and we're just really looking forward to getting to the hotel to rest. Albeit we're not looking forward to the 1.5-2 hour drive to the hotel, but it's a necessary evil. By the way, as I a side note, we had no idea the hotel was soooo far away from the airport when we booked it. Whoops!
|A glimpse of something better to come. We arrived when it was dark |
so it was hard to tell what we would see in the daylight from our bed.
So the guy picks us up. At that point, we had been waiting for around an hour. We're tired. And not feeling great. But we're making progress. Little did we know the trip would end up being 2 hours with a lot of winding mountain roads with stop and go traffic at times, so add more nauseousness to the trip. Leah was able to sleep a bit, but the ride was hard for the kids overall. Just really long. By the time we got to the hotel, it was well past 7:30 and we were all tired and hungry.
|More pictures to come....|
Stay tuned for part 2 of the trip. It really does get better....