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6:30am in Houston Airport....Our flight isn't until 9am!

After months of planning and anticipation, it was finally time to board our flight! Not normally a big fan of red eye flights, but this is the best way to get to Belize and not lose an entire day traveling.  This was my first time traveling with Silvina and after getting on our flight at Houston, I knew it was going to be a crazy trip! LOL. 

As we were boarding our flight, we were discussing the number of strollers at the entrance of the plane.  Silvina remarked, “Wow, wonder if there are that many kids on our flight.” I followed with there are probably more since a lot of people check them (meaning the strollers).  Silvina then laughed and said, “People check their children?” HA HA.  The guy in front of us didn’t quite see our humor…..sorry, it was 6am and we had been flying since 1am the night before….we were entitled to be a little silly. 

We had slept the entire flight from Los Angeles to Houston and after breakfast in my usual spot in the airport, I was pretty hyped up - I had been missing Belize for the last year and was excited Silvina was along to share the fun and fall in love with Ambergris Caye like I did 4 years ago.

Looking pretty good for only a couple hours of sleep on the red eye! :D

 

The flight went extra fast and we were already landing in Belize City!  Sadly, it looked like the weather forecast was pretty accurate - lots of rain!  Mainland Belize had been receiving record amounts of rain and much of the mainland around Belize City was flooded. 

 

 

We hopped off our Continental flight on to the tarmac where we headed in to claim our luggage and go check in for our connecting puddle jumper flight.  I had warned Silvina the plane to the Caye seats about 12 but it’s only a 15 minute flight so it’s tolerable.  A few minutes pass and we are on our plane, headed to the Caye!! Whoo Hoo!

 

We managed to get a few good photos and it was already time to land.

Beautiful water!
  Fortunately, the weather on Ambergris Caye looked fantastic which is often the case. The mainland gets much more rain than the cayes do.  I noticed that things had changed a little at the little airport and we got our bearings and were off to the cab and on the way to paradise! :D

  

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6:30am in Houston Airport....Our f…
6:30am in Houston Airport....Our …
Looking pretty good for only a cou…
Looking pretty good for only a co…
Beautiful water!
Beautiful water!
Flying into Belize City
Flying into Belize City
Another shot of the Belize coastli…
Another shot of the Belize coastl…
Rainy view to mainland Belize
Rainy view to mainland Belize
River that is flooding its banks
River that is flooding its banks
Belize City Airport
Belize City Airport
Waiting for our luggage in BZE
Waiting for our luggage in BZE
Our plane to Ambergris Caye!
Our plane to Ambergris Caye!
All aboard!
All aboard!
Windblown and ready for takeoff!
Windblown and ready for takeoff!
Silvina on the tiny Tropic Air fli…
Silvina on the tiny Tropic Air fl…
Yeah...see how somall the plane is…
Yeah...see how somall the plane i…
Ready to get to Ambergris Caye!!! …
Ready to get to Ambergris Caye!!!…
Leaving Belize International Airpo…
Leaving Belize International Airp…
Belize City
Belize City
Departing Belize City
Departing Belize City
Beautiful waters of Belize
Beautiful waters of Belize
Other cayes as we fly from Belize …
Other cayes as we fly from Belize…
Another view of the turquoise wate…
Another view of the turquoise wat…
Looking off towards the barrier re…
Looking off towards the barrier r…
Another Caye as we head to Ambergr…
Another Caye as we head to Amberg…
Ambergris Caye in the distance
Ambergris Caye in the distance
Southern tip of Ambergris Caye
Southern tip of Ambergris Caye
Ambergris Caye - lagoon side
Ambergris Caye - lagoon side
Landing at San Pedro airstrip - lo…
Landing at San Pedro airstrip - l…