After nearly 24 hours of traveling, I made it to the temporary condo in Buenos Aires yesterday. I left for the 4:30pm flight out of JFK at around noon on Tuesday making sure to give myself enough time to check the extra luggage and make sure I got through security with a carry-on full of electronics and Delilah. By 1:30pm, I was already at the gate! There was no traffic, no lines, and no issues. I boarded the plane on time and started to taxi for takeoff. Ahhh…I’m on my way…I’ll have no problem with the hour and a half layover in Atlanta to catch our connecting flight to BsAs.
Four hours later and I’m still sitting on the tarmac at JFK. The Atlanta airport had closed because of storms and we were waiting for it to re-open. Ughh. Delilah had been very well behaved on her first flight, but was growing restless. The lunch we had that was supposed to take us through dinner was long gone. They did offer us free headsets and a free movie – Fool’s Gold with Matthew McConaughey. Ughh, again. I was pretty sure I was going to miss the connection and end up spending the night in Atlanta.
Luckily, the weather cleared and we finally took off. Since the problems were in Atlanta it turned out that all the flights were delayed! The flight to BsAs didn’t leave until 11:15pm, so I made it with time to spare. I arrived in BsAs only about 3 hours later than scheduled and caught a private bus (only U$55) that I had reserved to the apartment. I had so many bags I needed a bus since their taxis are pretty small.
I pretty much collapsed when I got in, but I made it safe and sound with Delilah and all the bags. I’ve had a bunch of other excitement already, but that will have to wait for another day…