Staying up all night in Vancouver...
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So every year for 6 years(since my parents split up) my dad has been saying he'd take us to Mexico and with me leaving next month I guess he figured now'd be the time. We couldn't get anything for Mexico so he booked the Dominican. Our flight left at 7am on December 17th which meant we had to be at the airport at 4am so we had to leave at 3 so we figured why go to bed? So we didn't. We met our friends at Tim Hortons and exchanged Christmas presents. Then we all drove to the Cactus Club for some drinks and appies. They wanted to stay up with us(such good friends) so we went back to my dads and chatted until 2am. It was a lot of fun and after they left we had a 15 minute power nap. We left my house at a little bit after 3. We stopped to get food at Tim Hortons which took forever! After that we were on our way.
We got to the airport and checked in for our flight. We flew via skyservice airlines which I had never heard of and booked through signature vacations and will never book through them again...you'll read why soon enough. After that we went through customs and whatever and to our gate and waited. YVR is an awesome airport, its so gorgeous. They just did renovations I think and it looks amazing. After looking around for a bit we sat and waited for our plane. We boarded a little after 6 and were soon on our way to Punta Cana. We lucked out and were sitting next to a guy that seemed to be about our age. I was trying to figure out a way to start a conversation but I couldn't say 'Where are you going?" because I know where he's going...same place I was. "Where are you from?" Nope, that wouldnt work, he got on the plane in Calgary. No sooner than I figured out what to say he says to us "So, where are you guys going?" I laughed in my head and said "Punta Cana..." idiot, obviously...we're on the same flight. Oh well...we talked to him for a bit, I asked where he was staying. He didn't know. How do you not know where you're staying? He drank 3 bottles of wine on the trip too...(we later found out him and his giant family were in our same resort).