Saturday, May 09, 2009

Are we there yet?

Nope. So close yet so far.

Considering it's only an hour+ flight to Victoria from Calgary a two hour layover is bit of a stinker! It was nice to get off the plane after 5.5 hours though....first thing I did was pee and get a bottle of water. I'm always soooo thirsty after I fly. I really want coffee but promised myself water first.

My fabulous friend Cosette picked me up at 6am this morning to drive me to the airport. What a friend!! I love being able to check-in and print boarding passes sure saves a lot of wasted time. Once at the airport I only had about a half hour wait before boarding. I made a beeline straight to Starbucks for a grande coffee...which I enjoyed with my grapes and banana while looking out the window at the airport happenings.

On the flight I chose an apple juice during the first round of drinks. I enjoyed it with the lemon cranberry scone I had picked up at Starbucks.

Round two I chose ginger ale and they gave me the whole can because I was the last person to order it. Nice. I love ginger ale when I fly. I broke out my home-mixed snack bag and enjoyed about half of it. In the bag: dried pineapple, apricots, cherries, yogurt cranberries, 3 mini choco covered pretzels, honey roasted cashews, salted roasted cashews, and a couple squares of this "crunch" stuff I found at Bulk Barn.

When noon my time came along I broke out my salad. It was really good, all marinated with the hummus. Garlicy. Good thing the seat next to me was empty!

I had the glorious coveted fire exit window seat. I've never had it before and it was great!! I'm 6 feet tall,'s nice to be able to move around. The plane was barely even half full (if that) so the center seat was empty. Lots of comfy space!!

Thank goodness for free wi-fi and blogs to catch up on. I'm already more than half way through my layover. This leaves me time for another couple of laps of walking to get the blood flowing and maybe that coffee I was thinking about. I'm actually hungry...due to minimal protein so far...but I'm going for lunch when I get to Victoria (at least a couple of hours still though) so I'll have to find something small. We shall see.

It's going to be a long day!! Big plans for lunch, a coffee date, and dinner and drinks out with friends. The four hour coast-to-coast time difference is going to kill me, but it'll be great to see everyone and visit my favorite pub. :)
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Amy said...

Followed you lead and procured a new lap top today!

Look at us, with all our new fancy schmanchy techology!

I also have a business trip next week, so I needed some reliable technology. I'm excited to bring a couple of workout DVD's with me and workout in my hotel room! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey. Are you allowed to bring food on planes now? Because I know before you couldn't. Fill me in, I am flying soon. :)

Amber said...

I had no idea that you were allowed to bring food on planes!! This will make such a huge difference for the next time I travel!!!

Have a great time in Victoria :-)

tash said...

I love plane apple juice for some reason :)

Cat_82 said...

I booked the exit row window seat for my flight to TO...I'm only 5'10.5 but my long legs LOVE the extra leg room!!!

PS: That lemon cran scone is my absolute fav......I miss them....

Have a wonderful time Jaime! So sad I won't be able to see you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1