Thursday, March 16, 2023

Oriental Guide School - Day 1 Travel


By Stephen Schram

Day one was stressful.  What should have been a quick one hour flight turned into a full day of travel thanks to Spirit Airlines.  In hind sight, it would have been a much better trip to have drove.  Up early to make sure we are not late and then the text messages about delayed flights started coming in.  Plane was scheduled for 11:30 was not boarded until 2pm.  Short flight to Orlando and there is no one at the receiving terminal to connect the plane to the gate.  Wait for 45 minutes for the gate to find the proper personnel and then we de-plane.  Luggage is also delayed for the same reason.  Rental car went very smooth, thanks National.  And off we go!  

No way to make Tampa for the OG registration and opening social event, so Lady Tammy and I make our own social event at a new place, The Ford Garage.  It looks like a Ford themed version of Quaker Steak and Lube.  They are a burger joint and they had many different types of sandwiches and everything was themed to Henry Ford and Ford Motors.  

We decided before we came not to stay at the host hotel due to cost.  So we checked in to an Extended Stay America near the host hotel.  Place looked very nice.  First night we were very tired, so not much on our agenda but sleep.  

Up early this morning and we are looking forward to getting started at 8am.

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