The last leg
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Already very late, we lost even more time in the air and were about 2 hours late landing at JFK. From there, things got even worse. We were told we’d need our passports as we exited the plane. It took forever for the first passenger to get off of this huge 777 and the exodus proceeded at a crawl. When it finally came our turn, we found out the reason. As we entered the jetway, we found it blocked by two huge border patrol guys. They were VERY carefully examining each passport and comparing it against a short printed list. They obviously had a tip that some bad guys were trying to get in. All in all, we were about 3 hours late meeting Al for the ride home. To add insult to injury, his call to the airline got him a recorded message saying we’d be in a few minutes early so he’d been cooling his heels for hours!
The ride home was painful after the long flight and, though we were already late, we had to ask Al to stop for dinner since we were starving. It was just short of when we arrived home.
In spite of the disappointment over the ship, our horrible sickness and the frustrating trip home, this will go down in our personal history as one of the best trips ever!