Our adventure begins in Peru. Why did we pick Peru? Well, according to the internet, the weather in Lima, Peru is pretty much the same all year long -> 21 degrees celcius. Leaving Saskatchewan during summer meant we did not want to head into a cold climate to begin our trip. Lima seemed like a good place to start. Decent price for airfare, decent temperature and a new country to explore.
We were packed and excited to go! Our flight was scheduled to leave at 12:50 am to Toronto. We had been planning this trip for so long and wanted to arrive at the airport in plenty of time. No one thought to check if the flight was on time! Upon arrival at YQR, we found out that the incoming plane was late due to mechanical issues. What to do now?! We decided to stick it out at the airport because if we went back home, we may fall asleep and what decent restaurant would be open at 10:00 pm on a Sunday.
We set up camp upstairs, the kids emptied their carry on bags to see what goodies were packed to keep them busy on the flight. Luckily, the excitement of their new journals and webkinz kept them busy for a few hours because there was now a lightening storm that was passing through the area. This storm caused the incoming flight to circle Regina until it was safe to land. Our mini football was put to use for a impromptu game of catch. We chatted with other travellers and watched them have wheelchair races through the airport.
Finally, the plane had landed and we were able to head through security! We said goodbye to grandparents and headed through our first of many security checks. The kids would become pros very quickly at the rules of security and customs! After a short wait in the secured area, we were finally able to board our plane. With all the delays so far, we wondered what other obstacles we would face on this journey.
Luckily, the rest of the journey went smoothly. We met up with Uncle Dale in Toronto for a nice lunch at The Keg and Krispy Kreme run. Our bellies were full and we were tired, but excited and ready for the direct flight to Lima.