Friday September 5th
Beep, Beep, Beep, Beep
Damn 2:30 a.m. time to get up
It is now 4:45 a.m. and this will be day 1 of our trip. You can tell we were pretty excited about this trip, I didn’t sleep well at all. Early to bed last night due to this ridiculously early flight at 6 a.m., which by the way, is way too early for anyone to be flying around. I think Patrick is more excited than I, he has been up since about 1:50 in the morning. One of those sleepless night, born out of excitement, apprehension and the unknown. I am sure I am not alone, but I can’t shake that feeling that I have forgotten something. Probably because I have not done this type of trip before, who knows if I packed right, I hate it when I second guess myself. I guess it doesn’t really matter, it’s too late.
My Daughter was kind enough to take us to the airport. As a teenager, I doubt that she has witnessed 3:45 a.m. many times in her life, but this morning, she was up and ready to go. I expect we will have a pleasant an uneventful trip today, our first stop will be Charlotte, North Carolina with a short 3 hour layover before we are off to Miami to overnight, in some non-descript simple hotel near the airport. The good news is our hotel in Miami has a pretty good happy hour tonight, yippee who doesn’t like free food and wine.
Our whole group is leaving today, however we are all on different flights and schedules. At some point we will all meet up over the weekend. I must give Patrick a lot of credit, he actually packed less than I did, which is a complete surprise, and has never happened until today. I suppose it’s my own fault, after all I have had my backpack packed for months now and just kept adding to it. I am sure the lesson here is to be prepared, but not too prepared so far in advance.
As I sit here late at night writing, waiting for our tomorrow to come, I wonder how many of the people in this hotel are going on an Adventure like us?
Countdown to Guinea Pig starts today ~ Day 1
Do you know where we are going?
I would like to dedicate this series to Sandra and Judith. They both taught me some valuable lessons on this trip, thank you.