Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Israel to Mexico

Israel to Mexico
Right now I am sitting in front of Mr. HP, my laptop computer. We are in the Holiday Inn in Mexico City. Only this morning at 3:30am, I said goodbye to Son Joseph and took a taxi to the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. All the way here in a little less than 24 hours. Double wow with sugar on it!

I love to travel by airplane......but!
The airlines really play it close with scheduling flights. The first leg of my flight was from Tel Aviv, Israel to Paris, France. There is only a 2 hour and 20 minute layover in Paris and I reached the boarding gate only 10 minutes before departure! That is mighty close!

However, a really good thing happened on the second leg of my trip from Paris to Washington DC. United Air Lines upgraded me to Business Class seating. Wow! This is soooooo neat! The Business Class customers get special food! Special service. The seats are huge, and recline almost to the horizontal for sleeping. I had a private TV screen for movies.

The third leg of my trip was from Washington DC to Mexico City. The flight went well even though Tropical Storm Alex made the flight a little bumpy. My flight arrived in Mexico City at 8:45pm. However, I was not able to exit the airport until after two hours later, a bit before 11pm!

The line thru immigration in Mexico City moved very slow and was extremely long. There must have been three hundred people in the immigration line and it took over one hour to get thru that line. Then there is the customs line, and that took about one half hour. It took me another half hour to locate the shuttle from the airport to the Holiday Inn.

Back with MsTioga tomorrow
Wow! I am sooooooo happy to be back in Mexico! Tomorrow morning a bus will take Little Mavicita, Mr. HP and myself back to Tequisquiapan where since May 18th, MsTioga has been waiting patiently for us to return!