“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” -St. Augustine
After several hours of driving (many more than necessary, due the absurd amount of accidents on high-ways), and after a brief stop in the world of Long Island, I am now preparing for my first flight of these next six months. I have not flown since last Christmas, coming back to the States, but am still excited. I love airports and people-watching at the airports. Maybe Liberty Int’l will give me free Wi-Fi like Logan did last year. Maybe not. Nonetheless, it will make excellent people-watching material.
And now that school is over for the semester and I’ve been booted out of the dorm, I can finally actually start getting ready for my adventures! So far, there has been an endless list of details to remember. Today I discovered that United has shrunk their baggage allowance for free bags. Tragic. I may cry. Not really, but it is sad. Even though it doesn’t affect me for traveling to Asia, it will severely limit me when I travel to Italy. Silly airlines.
I also had to verify when I had to be there. My flight leaves at a grisly 6 AM. I had heard rumors that international flights were required to check in 3 hours in advance. Death. No one should be awake at 3 in the morning. However, I was much relieved to find that this, at least, has not changed, and it is only 2 hours it advance. So, I need to leave at 3. Brutal. Blessings on the poor soul that is driving me to the airport.
So, my to-do list tomorrow amounts to: check-in on-line, re-pack my bags (this is a big one…can someone provide me with some magic to make items shrink?), and deal with last minute odds and ends.
And so, let the adventures begin!