Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Epic Journey


Well we got into Grenada at about 7 a.m. local time which would be 4 a.m. Utah time. So total trip time was about 25 long hours. The trip was fine we managed to get exit rows and was fairly comfortable. We got into the Trinidad airport at about 8:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. Utah time) and from there the trip went from alright to very frustrating and emotionally painful. The 10 hour layover dragged on and on. In the beginning when we were going through immigration we got up to the desk where they stamp our passports and we didn't know what our flight number was going to be for the morning flight so we got up there and she told us to go to the continental "representatives" so we got out of line and went to the "representatives" and we asked the guy sitting on the chair if he was the one we needed to talk to. he replied "yes" and then we asked him if he would know the flight number we needed and he said "That my friend is something you and you alone should know". So we ended up just getting on the internet and figuring it out ourselves. Finally it was 4 a.m. our time and we began to check in. We were very blessed because we only ended up having to pay for one checked bag when we had four to check in.  From there the time went by quicker and we got on the plane going to our final destination and just so you can share in the moment we would describe the smell as earwax, stale cigarette smoke, and sweaty bodies. We landed in Grenada at about 7 a.m. very exhausted and starving. Everything went very smoothly. We got ALL of our checked luggage and manage to not have to pay a duty on my laptop. We got to the Apartment and took a nice long nap. Then woke up and got settled and then we realized we needed to eat and one of the other families here were kind enough to make us a nice little lunch and then took us to the store so that we could get some food. All in all we are very happy to be with one another and very glad we are going to be starting our new married life together... even if its in Grenada. hehe :D

6 comments:

ogleman said...

Hey Nick I that is so something I would do! And it is so something that Annie wouldn't appreciate. Congratualtions!

Colleen said...

Dude, customer service must be at an all-time low in the world right now. Ugh. And airline people are the WORST! Glad you guys arrived safely and I can't wait to keep up on your adventures together!

Brother and Sister Harker said...

I am glad you got there safe.

Erika said...

Blech! After our 12 hour excursion I was exhausted and could only think, man those guys are only halfway. Glad you made it!

Brook Harker said...

That nots gots looks like Kuulei.

Glad you guys made it!

Kuulei and Nick said...

Yeah thats not me. I just went on to google and found a picture of someone sleeping, Something I wished we could have done more of while we were traveling. haha but O well, every thing's done with and we're here. :)

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