Semester at Sea

This semester I will be on a ship taking classes and traveling to different countries. I will visit Cadiz, SPAIN ~ Casablanca, MOROCCO ~ Takoradi, GHANA ~ Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA ~ Port Louis, MAURITIUS ~ Chennai, INDIA ~ SINGAPORE ~ Ho Chi Minh City, VIET NAM ~ Hong Kong/Shanghai, CHINA ~ Kobe/Yokohama, JAPAN ~ Honolulu/Hilo, HAWAII ~ San Diego, USA.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Just the beginning...

What a morning it has been! I'm at DFW right now waiting for my flight at 10am…I
was supposed to be on the 630am flight, but obviously that didn't happen.

I'll start with yesterday…it was the perfect last day in the U S of A. Kristina
and I spent most of the morning at the Shops at Legacy, and then I finished up
some last minute things in the afternoon. I was completely packed so I skyped
with Megan, went to dinner with my parents, and then went home and skyped with
Nicole. Kristina came over again and we said our goodbyes, and then I skyped
with Heather in Australia (I was so happy to be able to see some of my Purdue
family one last time before I left!).

Like I said, my flight was at 630 this morning. My mom and I planned to leave
around 330 so we could go to ihop and make sure I was here in plenty of time. By
the time I was done skyping Heather, it was about 130am. I thought about just
staying up, but I decided instead to set my alarm at for 3 and try to get a
little sleep. I definitely got a little sleep though because my mom woke me up
at 530! I FREAKED out…all I could do for a few minutes was stand in my room in
shock. My mom checked me in online, and I threw on my clothes and loaded up the
car (thank goodness I was all packed and had everything ready to go). We rushed
to the airport and parked in the first spot we saw. I guess we picked the wrong
spot though because my gate was E10 and we parked at E18. After dragging my bags
on the 10 minute hike, I was pretty much in shambles when I got to desk (I
figured there wouldn't be another flight out before tomorrow…who else actually
goes to Halifax, Nova Scotia? haha)...the only words I could get out were, "My
flight is at 630…" The lady was really nice and immediately told me she would
get me on other flight. She got me on the 10am flight (I'm getting into Halifax
at 945pm instead of 3pm but at least I'll get there today), and she must have
taken pity on me because she ignored the fact that one of my bags was 60lbs. She
also gave my mom a special pass to go behind security with me. We got some
coffee and took a minute to breathe before saying goodbye.

Needless to say, it's been a stressful morning, but I'm thankful that I got on
another flight and everything should work out. I just hope this is the worst
thing I encounter this semester!

1 comment:

  1. OH MY! I just now started reading...thats crazy. I think I would have gotten sick to my stomach! you poor thing! Glad it turned out alright!

    Nicole :)