Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Here I go!

Well, I haven't updated in a while, but it's time. In case anyone was wondering...we did get the truck running. AThe problem was a catastrophic axle failure - too bad, since we took the engine out twice to reposition the damn things. But, my dad replaced them, and now it runs like a charm. There are some minor brake issues, but I'm sure they'll be resolved shortly.

So, I am on my way out of the country! This week was a frantic mix of crossing off lists, making more lists, running around, and trying to see all my family and friends before I left. I'm feeling a little frazzled, but happy to be on the road. I'm currently hanging in the Fort Lauderdale airport, waiting on my international flight. I'm practicing finding internet on the go :) My day started bright and early (4:30 a.m.), with a drive to the airport with my parents. When I went to check in, I found out that the airline wouldn't let me board without a return ticket! I had read online that I just had to show proof I could buy one, but apparently, that is not the case. Anyway, after a frantic few minutes of negotiation, I just bought one. Hard lesson, but it wasn't that expensive. Maybe I'll come home for Christmas after all!

The first flight was fine, and I've already had two offers of companionship from the businessmen sitting next to me on the plane. I politely declined ;) Seriously, though, it was fun talking to them. I have been in such a different world the past few months that I'd forgotten what it was like to jet around in airports with a blackberry in one hand and a laptop in the other. It was fun to participate in the same old banter, and reassuring to remember why I wanted to take this trip, anyway.

Well, I'm going to run, but I'll be writing more frequently now that I'm on the road. I'm planning on catching a bus out of San Jose as soon as I get there, so hopefully that goes smoothly. I'll be headed up to La Fortuna, and I'll probably check in again once I get there. Bye!


Carrie said...

Good to hear that you handled your solicitations professionally. lol.
I am glad you will be blogging and I hate we didn't hook up before you left. I definitely wanted to get the scoop on the reunion! ha!
Be careful, and don't tell everyone you are traveling alone crazy!

R said...

Hmmm, about time the world tour got started :) Good luck & Happy trails