Sunday, April 29, 2007

Stardate 61324.29 - Vacation Day Eleven

Thursday morning it was pouring rain as we got up and got showered. By the time we had finalized all the packing up, the rain had stopped so we went for our final continental breakfast at the Sunset Cafe. We then checked out, loaded up the car, and started the 30+ minute drive to the airport so we could arrive 3 hours before the flight. The guidebooks said that the Juliana International Airport could be very inefficient and difficult to get through, so we took them at their word and arrived right at 3 hours early, even with the rental car drop-off and van ride to the gate.

We were completely checked in within 10 minutes, and after a quick snack got through security in less than 5 minutes. We then had a lot of time to kill before the flight, which mainly consisted of chasing Loren around the nearly deserted airport.

There was a "beach bar" in the gate area and Loren loved running up the ramp, across the board floor, and down the step - only to repeat, repeat, repeat.

Finally they started to board our flight, which left on time and arrived in NYC at JFK on time.

The customs people sent us to the front of the line since we had a small child, which was great, except that it really didn't matter because it took another 30 minutes for the luggage to arrive. Needless to say, Loren was quite ready to leave by the time we got our bags.

I have a rant regarding our ride from the airport, but I'll save it for a separate post. We got home pretty late in the evening, and by the time we ate some dinner and got Loren to bed it was well after 9 PM.

The best part is that we have all day Friday off, and then the weekend before we have to return to work.



BullBunky said...

Welcome home. Its a bit like drinking from a fire hose today, but your blog has me sold :)

BullBunky said...

Looking back through them again this afternoon, I noticed just how happy the three of you are in every photo. And you can even see the progression of relaxation from arrival to your last few days. Looks like a fantastic spot to disappear for a while.