North America | United States of America (USA) | Southern States | North Carolina | Charlotte – To Cancun
6:00 AM. I am up. I should be out by 6:45 to catch the bus that comes by about 6:50. No probelma. Shower, last minute packing (changed from duffel to backpack to duffel). Made sure that I packed the couple of Spanish phrase books and the tour guide to Yucatan.. Ready to go.. I looked out through the window. It is dark out there and it does look – mucho frio. Put the cap on and a jacket (what do I do with this Cancun)..
As I walked out through the front door of the building, I saw the bus passing by. Raised by hand and waved at him… He did not stop. Damn it! Now, I have to wait for another 15 minutes in the freezing cold.. There I stood, with hands tucked under the arms, with the duffel back on my shoulder.. waiting… waiting… 6:55 and there comes the bus.. Excellent… No Andre will say, most excellent…
It is nice and warm insde the bus. Put the money and got the transfer pass.
I guess in the mornings the buses go quite fast. I was at the bus terminal about 7:00 and the Number 5 to airport is only at 7:25AM. After waling around, I figured that the then No. 5 stops on 4th street outside the station. Kanya Karaaho!!! Another 25 minutes wait in the cold freezing wind. Mucho frio!!! My spanish is getting better. With this pace, I will be fluent by the time I get to Cancun.
And the bus arrived about 7:20… off to aeropuerto at 7:24… Yay!!!
8:00 I was in front of the ticket clerk (I think they are called something else these days).. Got the boarding pass and NO SECURITY CHECK ( I mean, I used to be their special favorite for a strip check and drug air blowup test).. I have entered their frequent, safe passenger list… Muchas Gracias senors.
Now, I am waiting.. Got some money from the ATM. Pedro said, take about 300 dollars. That is a little too much. So I got 200 instead… And I already had some in my wallet (which I already cleaned in the morning off of library card, other credit cards, Harris Teeter card, CVS card and many others, It felt mucho light).. Incrediable..
Starbucks kept my awake during my hour long wait.. But when go to the gate, the flight is delayed.. Kaanya… May be I can read my Spanish phrase book, or Moon guide on Yucatan.. Or may be just sit and watch the people…