"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." ~Neale Donald Walsch
Two housekeeping matters. First, if you missed my blog yesterday, click here to check out some of my photography from the trip!
Second, here is a quick reminder of the Cast of this little adventure.
Now. Let's get down to business.
The trip started out with panicked text messages from Blonde Oklahoma Girl who somehow, despite being up like 3 hours early, managed to get to the airport 20 minutes before her flight left. Thank the Lord for the good folks at United who somehow got her on the plane. Apparently this involved some tears, the threat that she was going to throw up, and a mad dash sprint through the airport.
The girls and I all met up in Houston and were on the same flight to Costa Rica. After we boarded and the plane was less than half full the flight attendant asked if we would be willing to move to the front of the plane to help balance out the weight issues. My response, "Are you saying we're fat?!?" But of course it meant way more leg room, so we went, even if it did mean we were fat. And we became bffs with the flight attendant, Eddie. And when I say bff's, I mean bffs. He talked to us the entire flight, gave us free drinks on the plane and mini bottles to take for the road, free peanuts, free pie and then upgraded us to first class for the rest of the flight. Pretty sure everyone on the plane hated us. Yep. We're those girls.
|Free Drinks on our way to First Class!|
So we grabbed some dinner and took a dip in the hot springs and hit up the swim up bar. Look, we had to kick this vacation off right. And then while we were sitting on our front porch enjoying the beautiful evening, Cousin Swiss Mister showed up. The group was complete and the party was about to begin!
Day 1 Summary
List of Activities: Flight to Costa Rica; Dip in the hot springs.
Lesson of the Day: Arrive at least an hour prior to your flight to avoid tears, nausea, and losing a shoe running through the airport.
Quote of the day:
Flight Attendant (talking about riding horses to the volcano): "You can rent horses, but they don't listen very well."
BOKG: "Is that because they only speak Spanish?"
Flight Attendant: "Um..."