It was kind of a surprise when we saw we had rented a freaking van for nine people (or thirty six if we're in Madagascar).
We walked around until we found a little cafe where we could eat lunch and warm up.
Obviously there were some Canadians visiting! SMILEY
I tried to get a cute picture with Louis next to our mega-van, but he refused!!
The snow was so bad there were speed limits on the Autobahn!
Yeah, not a good sightseeing day.
Then, we get on board and find out we have to de-ice. And they don't have portable de-icing trucks, we have to line up.....which made us leave nearly two hours late.
The flight stops boarding twenty minutes before takeoff. We missed it by FOUR minutes (well, it would have been more because we would have had to pass through security and get to the gate), but it was an extremely frustrating process. Even crazier, was because we had booked our tickets on two separate contracts (we always book the Joberg-Tana flight separately. Some airlines don't allow it or charge an extra $2000 or something ridiculous if you book them together. Not sure why). Because they were booked on two separate contracts, and we were late because of South African Airways, and we missed our SAA connection - they could not do anything. ????????? We would have to purchase NEW tickets and put ourselves up in a hotel for the night. We had to fight with a whole bunch of people, and finally one rational lady said, "Come on. It's SAA to SAA and we made them miss it. Just do it." Only took...two-ish hours to get it figured out (maybe a bit longer, but in the grand scheme of things, this is a small airport snafu).
So we checked into our hotel room, slept for a stupidly long time, and then went back to the airport for supper and drinks! I had 1.5 of some serious strong drinks and woke up with a killer headache. I guess I'm a granny now...
Louis had actually forgotten the coveted Creme Eggs. This is part of how our relationship started. He saw that I was dying for some on a Facebook post I wrote, and so he brought me some back. He gave them to me in front of everyone and it was such a big deal and super obvious that he was interested in me. I ignored that part, and I ignored all the comments that I got...and continued on as being friends. But I've never forgotten that, and to this day, I think these sugar-filled eggs sped up the "Ok, should we talk about dating" process.
LUCKILY for him, a friend was arriving Saturday night, so he was able to bring some back. I'm not sure what the consequences would have been if he had forgotten the golden Creme Eggs. (Yes, I've eaten all six already).
Next up: Me and my spectacles. Somehow I scratched my left eye. So I'm stuck wearing these things for a week or so (I think less....because they are in super bad condition and are nearly impossible to work out with. I have a nice new pair waiting for me back in Quebec).