I wanted until the end of the day, as we drive home to write this post. Why? Well I wasn’t sure we were going to make it home.
We had taken a layer flight than our friends because we wanted a few extra hours on the island. We arrived at the airport in plenty of time to turn in our rental car and head to the gate to pick up our boarding passes. It was a smaller airline so pre-boarding was not an option, which makes me nervous.
This was the line upon our arrival.
Lines aren’t such a bad thing. It was as beautiful day. The sun was shining and the breeze always blows on St. Croix.
However the line didn’t move.
And it didn’t move again and again.
An hour passes and we are still standing in the same place. The same families were standing at the counter the whole time. I assume they were having difficulties and as as they were done, we would begin to move. However that didn’t happen and there was talk of a cancelled flight.
Uh oh. Cancelled flight means we miss our connecting flight and it goes down from there. My thoughts go wild. We will have to sleep in the airport in San Juan, etc. Dang it. I wore a stupid dress and that means sitting up all night. I had all kinds of thoughts rambling around and in the end……. it wasn’t our flight so all those ramblings were for nothing.
Small airports crack me up. All the gates are seated in the same area and the planes look like they are parked in the back yard.
We were flying from St. Croix to San Juan for the first leg of our journey home. I was concerned about the size of the plane since it was a short plane ride. I’m not my most comfortable self while riding on airplanes. I’m a little bit of a chicken.
So as we boarded our “puddle jumper” my poor tall husband had to fold himself over as we found our way to our seat.
And then there were propellers that I could actually see.
Not a fan
One final view of St. Croix as we fly over
Does anyone else overeat junk food while on vacation. It’s ridiculous and I’m ashamed…..
We made it onto our last flight and unfortunately we weren’t able to sit together. My seat partner just happened to snore
Thank goodness for ear buds.
We now are heading home via the turnpike and will soon find comfort in our own bed.
Vacations are so fun and I love them but there is truly no place like home.