After pickup Tom took us to breakfast, and to a walk by the beach so we could stretch our legs. We then went to meet Alma, who was at the hotel, waiting for some tax papers from their accountant. Like us, they are working until the very last minute so they can enjoy our vacation. Annie and I took showers, Tom and I went to buy some needed supplies, and finally we all went for lunch at a Cuban restaurant, where Annie had a potato dumpling stuffed with picadillo (papa rellena), Alma had deep fried pork with plantains (masas de puerco), Tom had a Cuban sandwich (torta cubana), and I had a delicious dish of shredded beef cooked in a tomato and olives sauce (ropa vieja), black beans with white rice (moros y cristianos), and plantains.
We made it to the airport with lots of time to spare, which was a good thing because it took forever for Alma and Tom to check in, because the service desk was soooo very slooow. We were finally set and waiting at 3 pm for our 5 pm flight, which actually didn’t depart until 5:30 pm. Again an uneventful flight, and by 10:30 pm we were landing in