Friday, July 2, 2010

We are here. Having a blast in Antigua

Most students and teachers were up at 3:00 A.M today in preperation for a 6:00 A.M departure from Pearson International Airport.  After a half hour delay in departure we had clear skies on our flight to Houston......or so we thought........
After circling Waco, Texas for 45 minutes the Captain calmly informed us that we were flying above a level five electrical storm courtesy of Hurricane Alex.  He told us we couldn't land in Houston or the plane would be "torn apart."  He told us we needed gas.  We diverted to a College Station airfield to wait out the storm and of course, get gas.  Some 45 minutes later we headed off to Houston where we discovered the airport had been open for some time and that our plane had departed.
After having a chat with some Continental personnel I was able  to secure 10 seats on the next flight (which was fully booked) AND get upgraded to business class. Our luggage didn't make it but we had a great day.
Thanks to the Atitlan Multicultural Academy, Professor John Way and Vice-Principal Rubin Gonzalez for being there for us and making our first day a memorable one.

Ablamos pronto

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