Huge Last Travel Day ...

Huge Last Travel Day …

On Friday, 23 DEC I flew from Bleaker Island to Mount Pleasant in Stanley, the capital city of The Falklands. On Saturday, 24 DEC I flew from Stanley to Santiago, Chile on the once a week flight that stops over in Punta Arenas, Chile. That flight began with a dash across the tarmac through icy cold wind-driven rain. When I finally got to Santiago after 9pm, the bus ride from the plane to the terminal took nearly 30 minutes …

My trip home begins with a 7-hour flight to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic for a 1 1/2 hour layover (please take your carry-ons with you when deplaning) before the 2 hour flight to Miami. ETA into MIA is 7:05pm. After clearing customs, my flight to Orlando departs at 9:45pm and is scheduled to arrive at one minute before eleven pm. My right hand man Jim Litzenberg has kindly agreed to pick me up at about 11:30pm or so. I am guessing that I will be home in ILE sometime between 1:00 and 1:30am.

I walked from the airport hotel to check in for today’s flights just after 6:00am hoping to be back in my room in about 15 minutes. I went to the Latam counter and asked, “Where is first class check-in?” The agent told me to go down to the second floor. I walked the length of the terminal back to the elevator with my three checked bags and went down to two. I walked the entire length of the terminal and back again without seeing a sign of Latam international check-in so I headed back to the elevator and then back to the Latam counter and asked again, “Where is first class check-in?” “Fourth Floor,” the agent replied. I walked back to the other end of the terminal once again, found the tiny elevator to the fourth floor, and checked in successfully.

I am hoping that the rest of the day goes a bit smoother.

The trip was amazing and exhausting. I will be sharing many of the highlights here with you over the next few months at least. I made a few great images and lots of good ones. As always, there are many lessons to go with each image. Coming soon: The Marvelous Tale of the Surreal Fighting Bees …

One of the participants did some simple physio-therapy tests and learned that while most of the muscle groups in my upper legs are very strong that my hip flexors are incredibly weak. So I will have lots of work to do to regain strength there, improve my balance and stability, and reduce the pain that I have been having on both sides. I am looking forward to the challenge and looking forward to start eating a lot better than I have been …

Merry Christmas

To all who celebrate Christmas, I wish you a very happy holiday filled with family and great gifts for all.

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