Friday, July 10, 2015

Convention 2015 Travel Day



Try as I might I could not sleep the night before I was supposed to leave for convention.  We went to bed at 9:00pm because we needed to wake up at 4:30am.  I slept for an hour…. ONE hour then woke up and could not get back to sleep.  I was just too darn excited.  Since I was up before the chickens I was also dressed way before time to leave for the airport so I told Mike I would take him out for breakfast.
First stop - IHOP
IHOP is 24 hours - or so we thought.  They were have technical difficulties and were closed until 7am.
Second stop - Denny's
Denny’s is also open 24 hours but the only problem with this location is that during the wee hours they only staff the kitchen and have one server.  It is known for being slow and they have only been opened for less than a year.  As we were seated we told the server that we were on the way to the airport and God bless him we were in and out in less than 45 minutes.
We get back in the car and Mike promptly gets on the wrong freeway.  I love my husband but he can get lost in a brown paper bag!  He has no trouble driving across country but can not seem to find the grocery store in the town we live in.  So instead of making a u-turn he decides to drive what I would consider way out of the way to get onto the correct freeway.  I have no idea how he managed it but we were at the airport 30 minutes before we earlier than we planned. Once my bag was checked he left me at security.
Searched again….
Yep this time I think it was the coil in my planner.  I normally do not take my planner when I travel but this convention will be informatoin packed and I will need to get it down correctly the first time.  It was not a huge deal, I just thought it was funny.
So now I am on the plane about an hour from my final destination and find myself with a row all to myself.  The teens that started out beside me spilled a smoothie all over the floor so they were moved to a different location and I get a row to myself.  We put a blanket in the floor and I can not even tell that something tropical is sitting there.  I am super happy that we splurged and scheduled a town car for me. I will not be driving around town so the service will just get me to the hotel and back to the airport.  Easy Peasy.
Ok I have to talk about a personal issue for a moment….
I have been sitting on this plane for 3 hours and I was at the gate for 2 hours before that - take a guess what I needed.
I did not want to have to go into the loo!  It is stinky in there!  and GROSS!
But I could not hold it anymore so I put my big girl panies on and walked to the back of the plane.  I took a big breath and went in - forgot I did not want to breathe and sniffed - something is not right in here…. where is the stinky?
Y’all there was a filter pack bag of coffee sitting on the counter in the loo and it smelled like fresh coffee in there!
SOMEONE WAS A GENIUS!!!!
I have got to try this trick on the RV for when we are riding down the road.
The things you learn on a plane…..

Made it to the hotel just fine.  JAG transportation was a little late but he made up for it by handling the luggage for me.  Theresa and I will be in the fantasy tower (where the convention is) and I am soon happy about this.  Our room is not clean yet but I am willing to wait for a room in the convention tower. 

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