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Monday, July 03, 2006

To Mexico

Yesterday I helped get the group to the hotel in Baltimore for their very early morning flight this morning to Mexico. I took the luggage, Council hired a limo to take the bodies. Pretty cool limo, eh?

Nod found a way to watch the flight in progress. This image updates automatically, so it can be followed all the way to its destination. I have to go in to work, I bet Nod watches it alot while I'm gone.

Nod just came in and said that there is violence right now in Mexico City (where they will be by 12:13 pm, TLP or EST) because of the presidential elections. I don't know if the Mexico City Airport is sitting outside of the city, I hope it is. Our Cabana is about 45 minutes away. A bus from there will meet our group and another group (I think Canadian Girl Guides) to take them directly to Our Cabana, where they'll be for this whole week.

Then they'll spend the next week they'll be in Mexico City at Ticalli, the Girl Guide Hostel.

11 Comments:

At 8:25 AM, Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Violence? I understood that there would be no violence! Crap.

 
At 6:14 PM, Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

Damn. I think I will be holding my breath till I know they're safe.

No, wait. I can't do that.

Will look up four-leaf clovers and some rabbit feet (with rabbits attached, naturally).

 
At 6:15 PM, Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

By the by, how does one find that "track the flight" info? Fascinating.

 
At 6:42 PM, Blogger dddragon said...

Hoss, it's at this website:
http://www.flightview.com/TravelTools/

 
At 7:17 PM, Blogger The Lazy Iguana said...

Airports are safe. Mexico City however, is a toilet. There are 20 million people crammed into a somewhat small space, so just like any other large city in the third world it has problems.

But - I would not worry. This "Girl Guide" group would not put people at risk. There is safety in numbers. And most importantly, there are no travel warnings from the State Department for Mexico. Everyone will be fine.

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html

Speaking of airport security, Mexico meets the TSA standards for airport security. If they did not, then Mexicana and Air Mexico would not be allowed to fly into US airports. Both of those airlines fly daily into and out of MIA.

 
At 7:58 PM, Blogger Marti said...

That tracking thing is so cool! Thanks for the link!

Hope the trip is safe and lots of fun. Wishing you and all of your family a magnificent 4th of July!

 
At 11:52 PM, Blogger puppytoes said...

by now i hope everyone is safe and sound and settled in at Our Cabana (cool place). that tracking site is pretty handy, too!

please stay safe on your journey... and have a Happy 4th! can't wait to hear about your travels when you return! xox

puppytoes

 
At 4:06 AM, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

I am sure they will be fine. Unrest like this is normal in Mexico, unfortunately. You can pretty much buy your way out of everything and into everything you need there!

But their guides must know the place well and I am sure the girls will be fine! Keep the updates coming!

 
At 1:08 PM, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

Just wishing the best for the girls. :-)

Are you going to worry til they get back home? Probably eh? Most parents do! take care.

 
At 2:05 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Hope the girls have a great time. Keep us posted.

 
At 11:36 AM, Blogger Marti said...

Thank you for that flight tracker! The boy got back from LA, and we watched it all the way (until I had to leave to go get him LOL)

Thanks!

 

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