Our Lanhsa flight was to leave at 8:30AM, so Derick and Marvick picked us up at 7:30AM, so we could get checked in. When we arrived the airport was closed up tight, so we wondered if we had read the ticket wrong — NOPE! Finally, about 8:10AM, a lady came up with the keys and talked about turning on the air conditioning. We went in the airport and waited around on some red plastic chairs. Then Derick suggested we go ahead and get our bags checked, which meant that they looked through everything in our bags. The airplane arrived and we took off about 10:10AM. It was hard leaving our friend, Derick, but it is also good to think about home. We paid our $40 airport tax, then boarded the plane, which did not have an extra seat available. We didn’t know it, but we were flying into La Cieba, where we paid another $40 tax. We arrived in Roatan about 11:30AM. It took quite a long time to get our bags and when we went to check-in at Delta, there was a line a mile long and no separate line for Medallion travelers. After awhile, they did open another line and we found that a our flight would be delayed for 3 hours. Then they decided that maybe it wouldn’t be delayed that long. Boarding time would be at 3:30PM, so we are waiting in a little bar at the Roatan airport called Larry and Luey’s having pizza and a final cocktail.
We had a wonderful time on our island that anyone would call paradise. The weather was good and only varied a couple of degrees every day — hovering around 80 degrees. Some clouds most of the week, which worked for our early season skin. After our first adventure with the scorpion, we saw no more of those. Everyone was surprised about the scorpion and they believe that it must have come in while they were installing the new door, as it was highly unusual to have one in the house. We did have to protect ourselves from mosquitos and the sun, but so enjoyed the birds and the fish while there. The reef was as colorful as we have always heard and the fish were abundant. We should be home tonight around 10:00PM.