Got out of town around 3:20 and managed to find D terminal at DFW a little after 4. Said goodbye to Mom and was greeted by what looks like a giant whale wishbone inside DFW’s new “D” $1.4 billion terminal. Apparently I missed the grand entrance, but it’s a pretty neat looking terminal. Plane boarded around 7:10, but didn’t make it off the ground until closer to 9. Somehow they had double booked something like 20 tickets and took forever to sort it out. Once they finally sorted things the flight went pretty smoothly.
The lady in the row in front of me had two young children (Ages 2, 3 i think). About 20 minutes after takeoff the kids finally settled down and laid down to sleep. Within five minutes of the kids settling down, she decided she wanted to sit in the middle seat, banging her seat (in front of mine) between fully upright and fully reclined over and over, waking both kids and getting them to watch the in flight movie. My napping schedule revolved around her restlessness.
Anyways I am here on an 8 hr layover at Miami international airport (MIA). As it turns out Miami is almost due north of Bogota. I ship off on AA flight 913 with a scheduled takeoff time of 9:10. Currently hanging out in MIA’s terminal D. Apparently google is offering free WiFi in a bunch of airports and MIA happens to be one of them. SO – here are some pics. Not much so much to see so far.
Me at Terminal D at DFW
One of the side entrances to Terminal D at DFW
Just a pic of all my gear. My day pack is missing from this pic for some reason. My main pack is in the upper left, with my netbook in the center. Also pictured are my Nintendo DS (very important!!) and water filter.
Picked up some books, one of them was one of the Borne Identity novels, at Uncle Don’s recommendations. I have about a foot and a half of linear books to read so I shouldn’t run out of things to do while waiting.
Tomorrow I’ll be staying at the Platypus Hostel in Bogota, where I’ll be staying the entire time I’m there. Some hot spots I want to hit is a cathedral built inside a salt mine just north of Bogota, and the Emerald Market in downtown.
That’s all for now.