Yesterday, we got up at 5:45am to get ready to go to the repatriation meeting point at Larco Mar, a park/shopping mall in the rich part of Lima. We were there before our 7 am appointed time and found a line of 300 people waiting to get on the buses for the air force base. I parked our Nissan Patrol near the end of the line and we left Mary Beth lying in the back while Mia and Paul waited in line. Mati and Titi Rogers (thank you!!) went with us to take our truck to its parking spot for the next few months. It was clear that the line wasn't going to move quickly, so they offered to go back home to wait and I'd call them when we were closer to the front of the line so that Mary Beth could lie down in the truck.
We had to get up again after only 4 or 5 hours of sleep and get on our flight to Phoenix. Mary Beth had a first-class seat on that flight too, but unlike the Delta flight, these seats didn't recline more than enough to tease you. Luckily, the entire row in front of Paul, Mia and me back in steerage was completely empty, so she came back and lay flat in it for the 4-hour flight. She probably missed out on her caviar and champagne but it was the right thing at the moment.
We got our Nissan Pathfinder which has room for Mary Beth to lie down in the middle seat, and went to Mayo with 40 minutes before the deadline for getting her COVID test nasal swab.
She didn't like it.
We were very hungry by the time we got some food, but it was worth the wait: cheddar cheese, sweet corn, sour cream, Tostitos® with guac and Tillamook icecream!