Good Evening Fellow Travelers and Adventure Enthusiasts:
This morning, I bed adieu to my pup, grabbed my backpack, turned out the lights, and trudged to the Metro. My flight from DC to LAX left at 9:00AM. We picked up some time on the flight [there was an empty seat next to me!] and landed at about 10:40AM. I flew on Alaska Airlines; they actually give you a little baggie of snack mix [banana chips and honey sesame crackers]. Delicious!
So, you may be thinking… but Meghan, how are you typing this email? Clearly you should be somewhere over the ocean on your way to Sydney! Well my weary travelers, my flight to Sydney does not depart until 10:40PM. So, I had a good 12 hours in LAX. The up-side of this very long and relaxing[?] layover is that I had a chance to get some work done… work that I needed to tie up for my job and school work, since my last[!] semester of grad school just started.
I also had a chance to check in with my parents and have a nice Google Hangout with Andrew when he woke up for work today in his Bogor, Indonesia hotel. It’s hard to believe that I haven’t seen him in person in over two weeks! I’m telling you, technology is amazing. We have been able to video chat every day that he has been gone and it has made all the difference in the world!
Anyway, just wanted to update you all on my whereabouts. I’m hanging out in Terminal 7, next to Gate 57, so if you’re around, come on over and say hello! Only 2.5 hours until boarding time. I am ready and raring to get my snooze on in those jumbo, comfy, relaxing plane seats ;).
Talk to you from Australia!
PS- house sitters, thanks for taking care of our pup while we’re gone!
~~ Oh the places you’ll go!~~