One last post, then I’m all caught up. Thursday was our last morning in Florida, before we got on the plane and headed back home. We were determined to at least catch a glimpse of the fabled fishing pond alligator, and Amy and I had heard that if you got up at around 6:30am he was sometimes there. So we got up early, found some coffee (well, Amy did, anyway) and headed outside. Sadly the alligator was not there, but we did see a beautiful sunrise, over a perfectly calm pond. (Warning: You are about to be inundated with sunrise pictures. They were hard to choose from.) And then we said goodbye to our hotel and driver, got on a plane, sat there for a while as they fixed a computer problem, (which made us just late enough to have to run through the Montreal airport to catch our flight), and waved goodbye to the ocean. Montreal has the slowest baggage handlers in the history of time. We zoomed through Customs, thought we were going to make our flight in plenty of time and then waited for nearly half an hour to retrieve my suitcase and check it through to the next flight. “Oh yeah” said the guy when we told him we had 15 minutes until our flight left as we stared at a huge security line, “You have plenty of time.” Uh-huh, sure. Turns out our gate was at the far end of the airport (of course), and we made it to our gate just as the last people in line were going onto the plane. A few minutes later we were off. We were hoping to see Montreal, as none of us had ever been there, but alas, we could only see it through the window. We were glad the computer problem was fixed but were hoping it would take 20 minutes longer, so we could stay longer in Montreal. Oh well. It was nice to land in Calgary on time, too.
And thus ends my trip! Good times were had by all!