We left Fort Myers Beach around noon to drive though Alligator Alley to Miami airport. We had an easy trip though security and an on-time departure for Cali, Columbia via Avanca Air. We were surrounded on all sides by BABIES for our first flight. Luckily, they were all well behaved! When we landed the airport seemed deserted. There was just one way we saw to go. Unfortunately, it led us right though customs and out of the airport!
We did not have long until our departing flight was scheduled to board, so we found new energy thanks to a nice little adrenaline rush! We were directed, in Spanish, by a taxi driver and then a police officer to the security area. When we got there we learned we were at the security area for domestic flights and we had to leave the country to go to Ecuador…which left from the international terminal. We rushed back outside and to the other terminal. I could almost keep up with Curtis until my hat blew off my head and covered my face! I regrouped and dashed inside the terminal where we had to go through emigration and security again. Thankfully the lines were all short and the processes quick!
Remarkably, we arrived at the gate before boarding had started! Our next flight was uneventful though we missed the baby entertainment. When we landed in Guayaquil, we passed though customs and immigration easily and found the driver from our hotel waiting. The hotel was a short dive from the hotel and we arrived just before midnight. The hotel was a series of rooms arranged around a central courtyard containing a pool with slide, hot tub, a ragtag collection of couches situated around a coffee table abundant in ashtrays. Behind one of the couches was a small assortment of exercise machines. I guess it is a convenient arrangement for the fitness conscious smoker?
Meet Beth and Curtis!
Presidential Award-Winning teacher and hula hoop fanatic, Beth loves bringing real world science to kids! Beth is fascinated by engineering challenges, technology, and outdoor learning spaces. After 25 years teaching kindergarten, she’s excited to share her passion and experience on-line with classrooms from around the world!