New Years in Colombia! Professional Photographer South Florida- Curtis Copeland

This New Years we went to Cali, Colombia to visit Monica's family.  It started out with a rather unusual twist.  The flight from Miami started well, but about 5 minutes after take off the pilot announced the plane would return to the airport.  Apparently, the airplane behind us reported that we were leaking fuel...  Before and after take off.  So, we landed, the fire truck came out, the technicians came out.  The pilot walked around the plane.  After about 2 hours, they announced all was well and we took off again.  The pilot actually handled it well.  He kept us well informed what was going on.  You know how frustrating it is when your sitting on the plane and not hearing anything.  He did the opposite.  Very professional.  Good job American Airlines!
We landed in Cali, Colombia.  Monica's home town.  She grew up and went to college here (She's a smart girl!).
After customs and waiting for luggage Tia Gloria and Andreita were waiting eagerly for us.  We could see the genuine joy on their faces.  Instantly, I felt a home.  
We drove about 45 minutes to Pablo and Marina's apartment (Monica's parents).  
We were warmly welcomed by her family.  
Even though I may be a professional photographer, since it was a festive event, as well as the first time I had met the rest of Monica's family, I didn't take many pictures.  It would be kind of weird -"Hi!  Nice to meet you... ummmm... now, stand here, smile, place your hands on your hips, turn slightly to the right, turn your hips... " all in English - and they only speak Spanish..  Awkward?!?!?!
Check out the pictures HERE
Here's a couple of photographic collages with Mamita, Danielita, Claudia and my amazingly beautiful wife, Monica!

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