Every once in a while, I like to take a trip throughout Mexico even if it’s for business. Actually, I made it a requirement to take a trip outside the state of Colima every 3-4 months. Three months go by fast and if you think about it, that’s only 4 trips a year. They don’t have to be extravagant and long, but just enough to refresh the mind with new people, environments, food, and culture. I don’t have much money, but I do have something more valuable than that–Time!
Last week I went on a business consulting trip to Baja California Sur to help facilitate a course on intercultural communication in a global workplace (more on that on a later post). I’m still at that stage where I prefer the old-school bus as my mode of transportation even though I know a plane gets me to my final destination much faster. In this trip, I had no choice. My flight was already paid for and we were flying via a trusted airline. Well, up until we had to make a connecting flight from Hermosillo, Sonora…Yikes! As soon as we get to the airport, this would be the aircraft that would fly us over the Gulf of California:
At first, I thought it was a toy. Then I saw a pilot go in and out and figured he was a local in need of a good runway. Then I saw my luggage going underneath the aircraft and that’s when I realized how effective of an antiperspirant my deodorant really is. Very rarely do my hands sweat more than my armpits, but 9 times out of 10, an airplane is to blame.
The plane ride was smoother than I expected it to be. After 30 minutes of flying and hovering over a long strip of desert, hills and barren fields, I thought the pilot was making a stop to pick up a VIP status customer. I thought, “what a baller, this customer has his own runway…” Looking down from the plane high up in the air will lead you to believe that way down there at the end of the runway is a house. Once the pilot made a full stop, he told us to have a good day because we had arrived at our final destination. Holy crap the airport IS a house!