From South America to North America

March 3rd, 2010 at 10:11 am (AST) by Jake Richter

Easter Island it ain’t, but it does have its share of interesting sights. I speak of Miami, Florida, which is apparently where we will end up on early Friday morning.

Apparently the airports throughout South America are all messed up and clogged up because of the closure of the airport in Santiago, Chile. Lindblad Expeditions decided the most prudent course of action was to charter a Miami Air plane to pick us up in Ushuaia tomorrow and then take us all to Miami (with refueling stops in Lima, Peru, and La Paz, Bolivia). And from Miami we’ll figure out how to make our way home on one of the weekly flights available to us.

In a way it’s a bit of serendipity, as we recently realized we had no birthday presents for Bas’ upcoming 13th birthday in a couple of weeks, and we know Miami shopping options far exceed those on Bonaire or in Ushuaia. And, I need to get my big honking Alienware M17x notebook computer repaired before it completely melts down, and that can only happen when the computer is the in U.S. for a few days.

We’re planning on staying in the Miami area for all of next week, and will get home a couple of days later than expected, but hopefully well rested.


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2 Responses to “From South America to North America”

  1. JakeĀ“s dad Says:

    Long live America! We are soooooo relieved, you cannot imagine. Have a great stay in Miami. Let us know when you arrive, please. Will be Bas in Florida on his Bar Mitzvah? ;-)))

  2. Martyn Day Says:

    Shame you cant stay in peru or la paz and get a flight up from there next week, more interesting than spending time in miami. Would be some compensation to missing easter island?