Salazar family in action!!!
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June 16th, 2010 – by: yadilitta
As usual went downstairs and had coca tea for breakfast. My parents and brother left while I was still working on my carry on. Oh well, better to take a break and the best way to do it was going to the gym. That always relaxes me. It was time to say good bye to my gym friends and trainer. Well, I couldn't help it to get emotional... even when I was saying good bye to the lady who used to wash my car :(
Back at home I got a message from my mom.
Now it was time to close the suitcases. Wow, there was a lot of stuff, but would it be enough for a year??? Hope so... I was ready to go and had some free time. Well, I checked my email and created mom a FB account so she can see my pictures. Then we had a bowl of soup and some toasted corn, tasty!!!
My dad has been telling me the whole day he wanted to leave super early. I was making fun of him, but so good I did what he suggested. The drive to the airport was quick and there was no line for the check-in.
Her supervisor came and double checked it. No ticket! This was the 1st time I printed the payment voucher. So glad I did so! Apparently there was a problem with the communication between the bank and the airline, so they never issued a ticket for me. My parents were worried and I called them to let them know what was going on. At this point the team work started.
Dad's Intervention: I was determined to leave that night, so just in case I asked my dad to go and ask if there were tickets available and how much they cost. US$ 2,600!!! How crazy!!! Once my dad left the check-in area he couldn't come back again... But my brother arrived and joined him.
Mom's turn: I asked mom to approach to the counter. The supervisor told me they'd reissue my ticket but I couldn't leave my bags, so mom would take my place in the line. A guardian wanted to stop her, but she said: "I'm going to L.A." and kept on walking without hesitations. Mom's power!
The supervisor needed my frequent flier number since I paid for the flight with miles. I didn't have the number with me. I had to go somewhere with wi-fi to be able to find this number, grrr. Mom staid at the line while I left.
And now my brother... well, first of all I have to admit that my brother and I aren't as close as we should be - or as I'd like - but this is another story. Anyway, when I needed him, he was there for me.
Not just the 4 of us went to the airport, but also my aunt and Nathan - yes a whole crew, haha. Nathan was amazed by Salazar family team work. Yep! Welcome to a regular day for Yadi's family. The supervisor got my frequent flier number and told me to wait while she'd reissue the ticket. That would take quite long, but at least I had some time. She also told me I wouldn't need to make the line again, she'd call for me, sweet!
Well, things were finally working and after all the tension I was just laughing.
Well the adventure couldn't have had a better start: a bit of drama & comedy. It was great to have some team work and this episode helped to relief all the tension of the good bye. There was no time to get emotional and left with a huge smile, just the way I want my family to remind me until I'm back.
Going through security and customs was super easy and didn't take long at all. Once at my gate I called my parents for the proper Good Bye. Well, time to board. Good bye Lima, see you in a year :)
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