My return home to Ohio from Mexico City on Thursday went smoothly. Alejandro drove me to the airport for my morning flight to Houston. We were at the United Airlines desk about two and a half hours before departure, and there was no line for check-in. We had plenty of time for a leisurely breakfast before we said farewell and I passed through security to go to the gate.
My flight left on time. I wish that I had a window seat so that I could have taken some photos. The morning was exceptionally sunny and clear, and the view of Mexico City as we took off impressive.
It wasn't so sunny in Houston however. It was a gray, rainy day.
I passed through immigration and customs effortlessly. The only waiting was at the luggage claim, and that was maybe only fifteen minutes. Heading back through security was also relatively painless. There was no line, and for some reason TSA did not require us to take off our shoes or jackets. I had a long layover in Houston. One of the perks of my credit card is that I get two passes each year to used the United Club lounge. I had one pass left, so I spend the time quite comfortably in the lounge and took advantage of the free food and beverages.
My flight to Cleveland was slightly delayed, but arrival was only fifteen minutes late. Fortunately I did not return to frigid, winter weather. The high temperatures have been in the 40s, and tomorrow it is forecast to reach 50. We will certainly have some cold and snow before spring arrives, but hopefully I have missed out on the worst of winter.