Returning to the coast rather than the sierra was a special treat, too. Arriving in a semi-familiar airport although first time through the migracion station therein was a different in a few notable ways. Better organized with a numbering system – no more guessing which migracion officer was ready to receive me! Being able to hear the migracion officer through the glass – yay! Quick, clean, efficient! I like it!
Luggage retrieval is always an adventure and this was the first time they lost a piece of mine. Not a huge thing, it’s the basket part of the new stroller for Coquette. Although it took sooooo long to discover it missing and to fill out the forms, the customs officer had left and had to be called back to open the inspection machinery just for me. HAHAHA! I also had to pay extra to my driver(s) for waiting that additional 45 minutes for me to emerge from the airport (ouch).
The bright spot in that story is that the women in the luggage lost/found department totally understood how important that piece is and they have worked tirelessly to find it (finally located in Panama) and get it back to me! This is the perfect example of the belovedness we’ve come to have with the Ecuadorean people. Such love, such care, such taken to heart!
First full day back means cleaning, more cleaning and much cleaning just to make it sort of “liveable” in here! Also means the same thing tomorrow, too!
Carpe Diem beloveds!