2015 group

In the Houston airport. Back row: Sam, Shelby, Shelby and Carmela. Front row: Hayley, Jessica and Caiti.

By Jessica Rubio
Major at Washburn: Biology
Hometown: Tonganoxie, Kansas

Man, today was a long day!

Our group met at the Kansas City airport at 9 a.m. so we could make it on time to our flight to Houston, Texas. We had planned a long layover time in Houston in case of bad weather at home. About  five hours would be plenty of time to get lunch, look around, and grab anything else needed.

Turns out, we got six hours of layover time.

Since we got delayed two different times, my small group went out to get some more food in Terminal A. Our plane was departing from Terminal E. To get to Termanial A from Terminal E happened to be down the hall to the right, a train ride, down the stairs and to the left. Basically very far away. We felt like we were on the Amazing Race just trying to arrive on time for boarding! Just to find out we had been delayed again and had another 17 minutes.

Although the plan ride from KC to Houston was only one hour and half and the flight from Houston to Managua, Nicaragua was about three hours, it became an all day event that got our hearts racing for the adventure of a life time.

Note: We arrived more than an hour late and a meal still was waiting for us at Quaker House when we arrived! Thank you to the ProNica team for making our welcome as wonderful as possible after a nearly 20-hour day.


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