We had some changes in our flight plans yesterday as soon as we checked in at MIami International Airport. The girl at the counter said the flight was already delayed and we'd miss the connection in Montreal so she booked us on a flight to Toronto instead. It meant that we had 15 minutes to clear customs and get to the gate (instead of the 2.5 hours we thought we'd have). No time for browsing or duty free shopping but we can do that next time! We had plenty of time to clear Canadian customs in Toronto, recheck our bags, grab a bite of supper and get on the next flight. The only problem with this whole plan was that we didn't have a printed itinerary and in Miami she told us we'd arrive in Edmonton at 22:00. We're on the flight, nicely cruising along, about 7:45 p.m. and Bob says to me "What time do we arrive?" I told him it was another 2 hours - and then the pilot came on and said we were 65 miles from Edmonton and beginning the descent! There's no way that was going to take 2 hours! So we landed at 8 p.m. - and had to make a quick phone call to get our 'taxi' to come earlier. (Thanks so much, Dennis!) I think she'd told us the arrival time in MIami hours instead of mountain daylight time. It was definitely better to get home earlier and a funny ending to a month of traveling.
The big difference we noticed today was that there is no beautiful green colour outdoors! We've gotten very used to lush green trees and colourful flowers so the drabness of late winter here is a big contrast. Please hurry along, Spring!
And in honour of spring starrting, I did a little cleaning!
Naomi had taken all the produce out of the fridge when we went away so today was a good day to give it a complete cleaning, before I reloaded it. Could it really star in a commercial for new fridges?! Feels good to have it done and I think I'm going to tackle a few more projects of this nature next week.
More pictures from South America coming soon, I promise!