Friday, February 22, 2008

When Are We Leaving?

My uncle Jack and I are in the office, chatting about the upcoming trip. Looking for a hotel room in La Paz, Bolivia where we will be staying the first night. We must have a confirmed reservation for a hotel before they will give us a Bolivian Visa. I find a site where folks have reviewed The Hotel Rosario positively. It looks beautiful!


Me: Ok, so we'll need one room for the 6th, right?
Jack: We leave on the 6th, so we'll be arriving the next day. We need the room for the 7th.
Me: Your itinerary says you arrive the 6th. I'm leaving the 5th.
Jack: You're going to be lonely that first night.
Me: (in my head: OHHHH SHIT! Sinking feeling. Prayers for airline gods begin.)

I call American Airlines where my mother had given me enough miles for Valentine's Day to fly first class to Bolivia. I figure that they will charge me out the ying-yang to change the dates IF they even have a seat available.

They were beyond nice. The lady that I talked to was wonderful. No charge. No problem. She booked me onto the next day without event. But, no first class seats are left for the flight to Miami. I'll be in coach for the first leg. No biggie.

I'm a big girl with a lot of junk in my trunk. She says that she'll send the information to research, so perhaps they can find a way to put my big, ol' bootie in a bigger seat. I'm so impressed with American Airlines. I big, red puffy heart them!

Now, who wants me to bring them back an alpaca? Are they cute or WHAT?

23 comments:

g-man said...

I spoke with my friend who is an international traveler and she has a number of tips. I'll probably e-mail them. :) Glad you puffy heart AA.

Tequila Mockingbird said...

i totally want an alpaca. i have some friends that raise them and make scarves and whatnot with their hair.

glad you got your travel issues situated!

Jay said...

I love alpacas. There are a couple of alpaca ranches near here and it's so much fun to go visit them.

My sister and I both want an alpaca ranch too. She knits so she could make stuff with all the fiber and shit. LOL

captain corky said...

Where's the alpacas horn?

What you gon' do with all that junk? ;)

Biscuit said...

Captain Corky, she's gonna get get get you drunk, get you love drunk off her hump :)

Can alpacas be house trained???

Hot Lemon said...

nonono, the better question is "when are you taking MEEE?"

Mike said...

I've got a nice, big, spacious backyard.

My dog has claimed it as HERS, but I'm sure she can share.

Bring me back a black one!

Doc said...

I'll take an alpaca! My dad brought me a rock from Stonehenge last week...man I am racking up this year!

Jahooni said...

can you ride them? ;-) getty up!

The Mama Bear said...

you can keep the alpaca....just a spoon would make me happy.

Raven said...

Hubby says if we get another pet we have to get rid of a teenager...so I'll take 4 alpaca's please!

RockDog said...

Alpaca tastes like frogs legs! Yummy!

tt said...

Wow...how exciting. Don't forget your camera! I'm a total Ho for pics!

Fu Manchu Dad said...

Maybe you can get a discount there in LaPaz on the Alpacas cuz here they're muy, muy expensivo. Like $10,000 for a breedable female. I looked into it a while back. And, loveable as they are, they are kinda smelly. Glad you got the airlines stuff settled. Also, if the trunk is attached to the grille in the pic, then what u is is one sweet ride. Shame you only take female passengers;)

FMD

No More Empty Fortune Cookies said...

OOH! OOH! alpaca, please! ...and I'll hug him and squeeze him and call him my friend George.
oh, wait, that's for an abominable snowman, right? oh well, I'll pretend.

buffalodickdy said...

I'll take one quartered and vaccuum packed- I'm looking for recipes right now....

Matt-Man said...

I'll take an alpaca. I hear they are real minxes in bed. Cheers!!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Sign me up for an alpaca! Mind you I could get one a few miles down the road. Cute little critters, aren't they? Until they spit something at ya!

R.E.H. said...

That's dodging a bullet right there. How much fun would you have had leaving a day early ;)

Nice of them to help you out like that, I would've thought like you that I'd have to break out the big bucks to have'em do that change.

Love the hotel.

Love the alpaca (they make me laugh... don't they look funny?)

Palm Springs Savant said...

oh my gosh that looks lovely. You are going to have SUCH a great time. I am less adventerous on exotic foods but I love to travel

KellyKline said...

I hope you have an incredible time! Can you bring me a tiny alpaca that will fit in my pocket? I could take him to school with me, and if one of my professor's pisses me off, the alpaca could spit at him. I know it would reek havoc on my gpa, but I don't even care.

If not, how 'bout a teeny-tiny little old woman to do all of my laundry?

Jeff B said...

Hey can I go with you? I'llpaca a bag and be ready.

dawn said...

okay, packa an alpaca for me.
i wanna one.

i just caught up with your blog.
i hope you have the trip of your lifetime.