managed to find my way off the ship, luggage, customs and the bus to FLL airport without as much pain as it could have been.
Along the way I met this lovely woman from Stockholm who was traveling by herself and fairly anxious about the whole disembarkation process so I had someone to chat with along the way. She taught German in the Swedish school system for 40 years …. Traveling by herself because her husband’s cancer took a tern for the worse and his doctor said he was stable but couldn’t fly. Both he and their kids decided she still needed to make the trip – visit friends and take the vacation they had both planned since the next ~ three months of hospice care are not going to be fun. I think she would have been happier to stay home but traveled because the family needed her to.
Which takes me back to the – don’t put off for later what you want to do because you may just not have the time.
So anyway – I got to SFO, the hotel shuttle finally came. Found this guy with grey hair and beard. Followed him back to his room.