This is my travel blog. I will write about my travels to various local, national, and international destinations. You may find many useful items, ideas, and tips. I have started the blog just before our Japan trip. More will be added soon.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Travel Back to Panama City
Panama City, FL
Dec 17, 2015
We started our journey back home on Thursday morning. We decided to vacate the hotel and go to the South side the island before dropping off the car at the airport in the afternoon. So we packed our bags, returned our towels, and checked out of the resort one hour earlier at 10 AM. However, when I tried to start the car it won't start due probably to a dead battery. That meant we had drop our plans to visit the south side.
Even though the Hertz representative up-sold all amenities (s)he rented me a bad car. Fortunately, it happened on the last day in the resort. We called Hertz and within 20 minutes (that was the good part) a tow-truck came gave us a jump start. We didn't want to take anymore chances of getting stuck in a remote place so we went directly to the airport.
We told the Hertz rental about our problem and went into the airport and the Delta counter was not even open since we were at least 3 hours earlier. So went to 14Bis Restaurant and ate lunch there.
We went through customs and immigration in Aruba itself instead of Atlanta. That meant at least 1 1/2 hours of lines and checking. Finally we left Aruba's Reina Beatrix Airport toward Atlanta. We left at 4:45 PM AST and arrived earlier at 7:10 PM EST in ATL. We didn't eat food during our flight of 3 1/2 hours. We went from Gate 4 to Terminal E Gate 2 (the same gate we left three days earlier)
At Atlanta we went Terminal E food court and had our dinner. Our next flight to Panama City was at least 2 more hours away in Terminal B.
We then waited for our plane which was delayed in arriving from Oklahoma City and left at 10:30 PM EST at Atlanta and reached Panama City 10:40 PM CST. We then collected our luggage and went out to the long-term parking lot.
I was born in the Southeastern Indian state of Tamilnadu, India. I have lived, studied, or worked in Tamilnadu, Karnataka, and Andra Pradesh in India. I hold a Ph.D in science from IISc, Bangalore, India. I have lived in Boston, MA and now in Tallahassee, FL, USA. I am actively involved in the International, Asian, Indian, and Tamil communities of Tallahassee and Leon county, FL, USA. சோமசுந்தரம் பிறந்து வளர்ந்தது தமிழ் நாடு, இந்தியா. பின்னர் தமிழ் நாடு, கர்நாடகம், மற்றும் ஆந்திரப் பிரதேசம் ஆகிய மாநிலங்களில் படித்தும் வேலையும் பார்த்து இருக்கிறேன். பின்னர் நான் பாஸ்டனிலும் தற்போது தலகாசியிலும் வேலை பார்த்து வருகிறேன்.