I’m in Caracas and will be leaving shortly. I had a long day yesterday, flying from Philadephia to San Juan and on to Caracas. Above is a photo of my hotel room. Here’s another view:

And here is the crushingly gorgeous view outside my window. The Hotel is five minutes from the Airport terminal, and it’s not even a remotely pretty area. It’s also not even remotely safe:

After resting for a bit, I went to have dinner with Daniel. Daniel is the Purser and we’ve known each other about 20 years. Jackie and Ruth weren’t hungry so it was just Daniel and I. We were starving! The waiter took our photo of us waiting for our dinner. And the restaurant? “Mr. Grill.” I don’t know who Mr. Grill is, but he made a couple of pretty good meals for us:

It wasn’t too bad; only three power outages and a heinous walk up three flights of stairs to get to the airport from the plane. So this is wrapping up my four day trip to Philly, San Juan, Caracas and back. I’ll be glad to be back home tonight so I can see my Family: Mattie and the Parrots. I just wanted to touch base to let you know I’m on my way home. I’ve been gone four days and will be glad to be back!