Yesterday the boys and I traveled to Belize — the first time on our own without Jamma as our guide since she was already there. No worries though, it went off without a hitch. The mad dash in Dallas from gate C-29 to D-16 made things a little exciting.
We started off very early — woke up at 3:00 to leave the house at 4:00. Finn got up at about 3:15 and promptly dressed himself and brushed his teeth. Excited, anyone? Ezra was a little slower and grudgingly got up, but once he remembered what the day held he perked up quite a bit. We got through the hassles at LAX quickly (thank goodness for curbside check-in and a very nice person working the gate counter who got our seats moved together) and went foraging for breakfast. Then we waited for boarding.
The flights were pretty uneventful. The boys stayed busy with puzzle books, the Sky Mall magazine, the iPad, and, of course, the safety cards. Finn, in particular, is a very safe passenger.
They also had a few snacks. (Finn didn’t want to have his picture taken.)
Finn was very proud that he stayed awake the whole first flight and made a point to say that he was still wide awake when we got on the plane in Dallas. Then he promptly fell asleep on take-off.
Pretty soon we were over Belize City.
Jamma met us there (yay!) and John drove us all to Municipal Airport, where we caught the little plane to the island.
I took some photos out the window, which I’ve done every year but I never tire of the view.
And soon we were over San Pedro Town.
I thoroughly enjoyed this sign at the airport in San Pedro. Things are a little lax here on Ambergris Caye.
Then we took a minivan taxi to the water taxi dock and loaded up the boat for the ride to the house. The boys, Ezra in particular, was in his zen place.
And after about a half-hour of unpacking time, we gave in to the begging and Finn got to his happy place.
This morning, we woke to a beautiful Belizean day and we’re enjoying this view from the balcony, getting ready to head out to the pool.