Sunday, we had to get up at 8:15 and finish packing. We had breakfast, and I collected a lot of new friends with bits of my toast:
We were going to miss this view every morning.
We checked out of the hotel and went out front to wait for our cab. Standing in the sun was painful, even with our sunburns covered. A driver came up, and though he wasn’t the cab we requested, he took us to the airport anyway.
He was great to talk to. Like everyone, he told us about all the awesome things to see in Bermuda, and how we had to come back for the Cup Match. He then explained how their employment program works: lots of kids go to Canada or the US for school, but they’re guaranteed a job in their chosen field when they return to Bermuda. He said that he and his wife owned a house in Nova Scotia just so their kids could go to school in Canada for resident rates.
We got to the airport around 10, and the check-in desk wasn’t open for our noon flight yet. There was a long line of people waiting, and eventually the Delta agents showed up and started checking people in. We got our boarding passes, and were told to take our suitcases with us to security. In between there and security was the duty-free shop, so we hit that up for some Gosling’s Old Rum and 140-proof Black Seal (no 151, sadly) and other souvenirs, then re-packed the bags with those items. We dropped them at security, then went to customs. (The US has their customs right in Bermuda, for some reason. I’d rather get it out of the way early, so I’m a fan!)
We stopped at the shop for snacks and souvenirs. I noticed they were selling Go Ahead there, too, so I had to grab another pack. We then went to go wait for our flight in the giant shared airport lobby.
In case you’d forgotten, this is why we went to Bermuda for free! Matt and his awesome Barritt’s cocktail:
Our flight was delayed slightly, so we boarded only about 20 minutes late. On the tarmac, and through the back door again. There was a lady who was separated from her kid on the flight, so she was asking the people next to her in our row if they could switch. Since that would split those girls up, we offered to move over so they could be across from each other. The flight attendant said he was giving us all free drinks for that, and we weren’t the slightest bit put out by that since we’d improved to a window seat anyway.
Leaving Bermuda was painful. Look at it:
We did indeed get our free drinks, plus the rest of the leftover mixer and another sealed bottle (which we saved for the second leg of the flight). We got to Boston a little bit late, and sat on the tarmac watching them unloading a soldier’s coffin from the plane we would be boarding shortly. Sad.
We got on the next flight, and were overjoyed to have an entire row to ourselves again. We had our free drinks thanks to Delta, and got home with plenty of time to unpack and hang out in the house for a while before returning to work.