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Trinidad Day 1: Two planes and a bus

In the Miami Airport

Day 1: Leaving on a jet plane
Today’s the day! We all met at O’Hare Airport this morning at 10AM for our 12:30PM flight to Miami. We flew on a huge 777 Jet to Miami. Even in coach where we were sitting, each seat had a personal TV and we were able to pick what we wanted to watch (can only imagine what First Class was like). Once the plane landed (about 4PM Eastern Time), we had 3 hours to kill in Miami before our next flight to Port of Spain, Trinidad. We walked the length of the Miami Airport deciding what to eat. Throughout the day, tons of people came up to us and asked us what group we were, where we were from, where we were headed, etc. I’m writing this blog 35,000 feet in the air on our flight to Trinidad. The flight is a little bit longer and we just flew over some strong storms. It was a little frightening especially after the pilot came over the intercom to tell us that we would be flying around Tropical Storm Emily. It’s been a long day (won’t get to the hotel until after midnight) but it will definitely be nice to lie down in bed at the Hilton in Port of Spain where we are staying.
1AM Trinidad Time: Just got to the hotel. Took a small bus that we had to squeeze into with all our luggage. We drove on the most winding road I’ve ever been on to go down the mountain side. We saw tons of billboards and factories as well as American favorites Subway, KFC, and Pizza Hut. The hotel we’re staying at is incredible. The floors are numbered in opposite order, so people call it the Upside Down Hilton.

3 Responses to “Trinidad Day 1: Two planes and a bus”

  1. I really enjoyed reading this and I’m glad everyone got to the hotel safely. Keep up the great work and good luck against the Trinidad teams!

  2. Sounds like a good time so far! Good luck with everything Mikey, have fun (:

  3. SOUNDS LIKE QUITE AN ADVENTURE ALREADY, AND IT’S ONLY DAY ONE! GOOD LUCK AT THE GAME TOMORROW AGAINST QUEENS ROYAL COLLEGE.

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