San Juan Day 1

Hello Family & Friends. It’s been awhile since we’ve updated our blog. The late summer-fall has been challenging, we lost two very special people. But we know God is taking very good care of them & they are rejoicing in His presence. Papa enjoyed reading our Europe blog posts..hopefully God can give him the scope on this trip!

We are off on another adventure, this time with our good friends Matt & Melissa from college who we still try to hang out with frequently despite the fact there is now about 70 miles between us vs. the 3 that it used to be when we were in Columbus. We traveled to Jamaica with them in 2010 and had a blast!

We are also thankful for our family being willing to celebrate the holiday last Sunday.

We had never traveled on a holiday and we were the only ones in line at the ticketing gate & security. When I put my bag on the scales it weighed in at 50.5lbs and we asked if that was close enough.

The attendant said yes and told us about an earlier incident that day.

Ticket Agent: “Ma’am, your bag is over weight by 16 pounds. Is it possible to remove that much weight?”

Lady: “Oh, I know what that is.”

Next she pulls outa 16lb frozen turkey from her bag. The ticket agent couldn’t believe it and was still in disbelief telling us the story a few hours later. What would her clothes have smelled like? Yuk! That must have been one special bird!

We from CMH to JFK no problems, surprisingly the American Airlines terminal in JFK is much nicer than the Delta one we had been in last May. We boarded the plane and everyone was seated when the captain came on over the loud speaker, “There is a small maintenance issue being checked out and we should be all set shortly. Ten minutes later…”We have been informed that the issue is larger than first expected…in order to fix the fuel leak in the right wing we have to empty the fuel in that wing….in order to do that we have to turn off the electrical supply to the plane…in order to do that we have to deplane.”

So after 2 hours we were finally on another plane headed to San Juan. We are grateful that they caught the leak before we left the ground! We stayed in a Courtyard Marriott downtown because we wanted to save Marriott points and we got in well after dark, so we wouldn’t be using the beach or the pool.

We plan on moving to a different Marriott Friday to enjoy the beach and the pool.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We have so many things to be thankful for, most of all a Savior that took the death we deserve on the cross. Excited for the upcoming holiday season to celebrate His birth! Not at all sad we will miss the crazy commercialism at home on Friday. Most likely the rest of our trip posts won’t happen until we get home due to wifii being so expensive on the boat! (we are budget travelers, remember!) Here is a sneak peak photo of the next day!



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