Saturday, February 01, 2014
Day 1: Airport Surprises and Other Adventures
After the travel details were sorted I chatted with a group of ladies who looked very familiar. They are from my town and recognized me too, one even knows one of my friends. It was nice having people to eat with, talk to, and willing to guard my bags if I needed the washroom. The meals were also surprisingly good, especially for an airport. The picture is of me leaning against my carry on after a nap.
My new flight took me to Philadelphia. Getting off the flight I meet two elderly couples going to Orlando that had also been booked on my cancelled. We decided to look for our gate together. The perk, a shuttle diver offered to help them get to the gate. The cart had room for five and they insisted I go with them. It save me a half mile walk and to driver knew our gate had been moved saving me a small headache. As we talked I learned they were Christians from PEI going on a Christian cruise and knew one of the deans from college. They insisted on buying me supper. So the thing that looked like it would ruin my day actually gave me a better overall travel experience, eight wonderful new friends, and all my meals free!
Today we woke late, going to bed after 3am (my regular time) has that effect. We went grocery shopping. I got a pedometer. I am curious how much we actually walk everyday. We spent the afternoon at SeaWorld. We saw penguins!
Steps Today: 10,884
The sites I googled said that 10,000 steps is about 8km or 5 miles.