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Departure
Craig and Steph's First Adventure Life Trip: Peru

(Stephanie Smith)
The phone rang at midnight, and we were confused as to whether or not it was our wake up call. After several minutes of frantic watch-checking, we determined it was a wrong number, and went back to bed. We got up at 3:00, and our cab took us to the airport at 3:30. We were very foggy. Though some discos were just letting out, the streets were very empty and everything looked very different than in the daylight. We arrived at the airport at around 4. We checked in and went through customs. After we paid the airport tax we had a lot of time to kill. We ate a ham and cheese croissant. I had some papaya juice and Craig had a Fanta. We had wanted to bring some Inca Kola home, but there were no newsstands or stores that sold snacks once you got through security. Luckily, the restaurant was able to sell us 2 small unopened bottles. The flight was supposed to take off at 7, but there was a security issue. A man's baggage got on the flight, but he didn't, so they needed to remove the bag. Of course it was the first bag in the baggage hold, so it took them 45 minutes to find it. I sat next to a sweet Peruvian kid, and we shared some lemon candies and cookies with him. We got to Miami around 2:30. We had to clear customs and pick up our luggage, but they had a problem getting the luggage off the plane and it took a very long time. We ended up missing our connecting flight by 5 minutes. We went to the desk and they had already ticketed us for the next flight. Craig and I went to the terminal and had some pizza. Craig called his folks and informed them of the change in plans. Our flight took off at 5:15. We were in an exit row. We got to Boston around 8:30. We took a cab to Craig's grandmother's house in Revere, and Craig's mom picked us up there and brought us home.

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