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Published: June 23rd 2017
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While we are excited to see the ones we love, we really do wish we could see you all down on the beach. I started the day with a nice view of the sunrise between the palm trees, followed by a nice cup of local java while Alex got those last precious minutes of sleep before I woke him up. We had a 6:30 am water taxi to catch, and while the flight is only 2 hours from Belize City, a full day of travel ahead. Today, if all go as planned, we will have completed many modes of transportation, including, Water Taxi, regular Taxi, airplane, bus, and SUV. Not to mention walking with our backpacks. So again we were on the move. Everything went smooth, without much to mention except Alex up to his usual comical antics to keep me entertained on the plane. Interestingly, the hour and a half we had to get through customs and immigration in Miami so we could catch our Megabus.com, was not an issue. We even had time to grad some subway due to the new electronic customs. Really, the only interesting event came about, not really unexpectedly at $3.50 for the
two of us, on the Megabus.com. We boarded as you normally would and got comfortable. Goofing around and talking we rode for awhile without really paying attention. However, I think in the back of my mind, something was amiss. I think I mentioned to Alex at one point, " Why aren't we at Alligator Alley yet?" Then I noticed a big grass hill out the window, a nearby dump that I had never seen before. We rode a little longer in the freezing bus, still dressed in our Caribbean heat garb, before the bus pulled off at a rest stop and the driver said we would be taking our 20 minute break. Usually these occur somewhere around half way through the trip, so Alex and I looked out the window in curiosity of where we were. Then to my horror, I noticed, we were in West Palm Beach!!! I told Alex I was going to ask the driver why we were going this way, hoping that some new route across Florida had been built and opened while we were in Belize. I asked the driver why we were going this way, and she immediately said I know, I'm working on
it as she looked at her phone. I apologized and asked what she meant and she then admitted she did not know where she was as this was her first time driving this route. I said, yeah, I thought it was the wrong way, to which she replied, "why didn't you tell me". We were now on the $3.50 tour de Florida bus ride.
After some recalculations we made it back to Tampa only an hour behind schedule. I was very happy for the people the driver recognized as Orlando bound and pulled back into the bus. I guess for their sake at least, she redeemed herself.
(As a little bonus blog story, since this one was actually written a few days later, I will fill you in on a funny little event)
Alex and I made a secret pact as we visited the chocolate factory mentioned in an earlier blog, when we purchased a small bag of powdered chocolate. We agreed we would not share it with anyone and would enjoy this final souvenir on our own. Well I guess Karma got us for that selfishness. We snuck off one day and scooped a couple spoonful's into our glasses of
San Pedro by air
This was really cool to see as we flew away, but very sad at the same time to know we just spent a few wonderful days and had to leave.
milk. It just kind of floated there and wouldn't mix. So, I took out a blender and mixed it up. We tasted, and almost spit it out. It was not sweetened yet and tasted a little funny. I put a little sugar in the mix and we tried again. Yuck!!! What was wrong with our so desired chocolate. I check the package and we had actually bought Chai Cocao, complete with their mix of spices?? What a disappointment, but a funny thing none the less.
Until next year,
I am all blogged out.
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