Well, here we are in San Pedro.
San Pedro I hear you ask.
Yes, San Pedro.
What is the team doing in San Pedro?
Well, thatís a long story, but as we are sitting on the runway in San Pedro and not going anywhere soon, I have plenty of time to tell you. First, letís backtrack 8 hours to the start of the day.
team had a wake-up call this morning at . This was needed so we could pack, get to
breakfast, and catch the bus to the airport for our flight to
Alisa, Ryan or Hayden, and Melissa looking at the messages you leave for them, so keep them coming
about another hour we made it onto the 737 for
we made it into the air, with a cheer from the team!
3 hours later we were descending over
so, here I am. Sitting on the plane with the team, and a lot of other people. Sweaty, tired, and wondering when we will get to
Hmmm, how to fill in the time?
Wait, I know. Letís go shopping in the Continental Airways Air Mall Catalogue!
(all purchases are as copied direct from the catalogue, no made up stuff)
The Turbo Groomer
A 6,000 rpm rotating titanium bladed nose hair trimmer. Now with stronger blades and two powerful led lights. Only $49.95
The Remote Controlled Shark
2 feet long and capable of depths of up to 9 feet ( sorry about the imperial measurements, but this is an American catalogue). 15 minutes of battery life, remote control also submersible. Only $99.95
The Worlds Largest Crossword
Measures 7 feet by 7 feet square. 91,000 squares and 28,000 words. Can take up to 1 year to complete. Guiness book of records certified. Only $29.95
††††††††††† Saves elbow energy. Now you donít have to clean all that fat up. Only $29.95
The Electric Coin Sorter
Sorts and then wraps all your spare change in rolls of paper. Oversized coins are ejected to the wayward coin overflow trap system. Only $4.99
The Mail Chime
Attaches to your letter box and sends a remote signal so that you know when the postman has been. Only $44.99
The Portable Safety Medical Emergency Device
You push the appropriate buttons and it tells you what to do in most common emergency situations. In Spanish and English. Only $249.99
The Rat Zapper
Attracts rats and other pesky rodents, then delivers a deadly shock, humanly exterminating them. Flashing green light says when it is full. 4 aa batteries not included. Holds up to 10 rats or other rodents of a similar size. Ultra model holds up to 30. Only $39.99
another hour on the ground while the pilots figured out what to do (Their words)
and I finished the catalogue, we made it back into the air and headed back to
Arriving at the hotel, we were pleasantly surprised to find it fairly modern. By the way, the temperature here is about 24 at a guess, and not humid. Things are looking up and hopefully if this temperature holds, the team will be fine. Our room envelope had this letter in it, which I took a picture for you all to read. I thought it was a nice touch.
sitting on the desk with all our keys were the other teams packages that are
staying at this Hotel, namely
If the Argentine team is reading this, the NZ team is looking forward to meeting you all and exchanging cultures, Mark tells us you are a friendly bunch.
getting settled into our rooms, we had dinner and retired for the night, which
is where I am now. Oh yes, one last picture. Hereís our room in
Remember my biggest fear was finding an internet site to send back reports to home. Well, obviously I did because you are all reading one. And amazingly after all the sleepless nights worried about how to do it. The hotel has wireless internet on all floors for 10 Limparaís a day. Thatís about one dollar NZ!
Ok, tomorrow, we are training, training, training. So time to get to bed.