I started out this morning around 2:30 am. Just my luck, but i had to have my bag hand-checked before i was allowed to leave Ohio. although i did have a wonderful conversation with the gentleman who was searching through all of my stuff. He told me about "an earthquake in South America". Great! adventure i want, but this could be overdoing it. Hoping it wasn't Peru, I went to my gate where the coverage was on TV. The earthquake in Chile ranked 8.8...not exactly what i call small (well that's what i found in an article later). We kept watching and discovered that there are tsunami warnings for Chile and Peru. :) Nothing to worry about though! It'll be great!
Currently, i'm sitting in the airport in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and I have already had a conversation, in Spanish of course, with a really nice guy from Honduras. Ben, you'd be so proud. haha.