A detour to Texas
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I had always wanted to go to Texas but not this way. After having spent the morning in Atlanta we finally landed in Bush Intercontinental Airport. The plane had been almost full and we landed in terminal where we were the only plane; most of the other passengers had Houston as their final destination while we had to find the connection towards Managua.
It turned out that we had landed in the far opposite terminal than the one we were leaving from. At the end of the terminal finger a woman was sitting taking care of a gate that hosted the terminal bus. We asked her where to go but she was too busy doing nothing; it was hilarious; she just pointed to another guy, who then called for the bus to come and pick us up. Her job was apparently to open the door which she did when the bus arrived.
Like everything else in Texas Houston airport was huge; there were loads of space and the distances were enormous. After the bus ride we walked through an area with some Texas souvenir shops and I managed to find a Texas magnet for my fridge and Babs a lighter with a Texas logo. We had now to take the shuttle train to the D terminal, even though we were headed for the E one.
It turned out that we had to walk between D and E; which didn’t matter; we had a couple of hours to kill. When we finally arrived we started to explore the terminal walking from one end to the other. I was taken by number of vendor machines where you could buy everything from a blackberry to mascara. There were a huge variety of fast food vendors but most of it looked grease even though they had quite fancy names. We settled for some fruit and some water.After four hours in the airport it was finally time to board for Managua with Continental Airline. It turned out that the plane was not even half full which was nice compared to all the full booked planes we had been travelling with so far.