Oh boy am I excited and tired at the same time. I woke up at 4 am to get ready for my flight. I left the house around 5:15 am and made it to the airport at 6:30, checked in, went through security, grabbed a snack and then waited at my gate. Once you sit down at your gate, it feels like a release of anxious energy leaves the body, at least for me anyways.
I didn’t have time to grab a snack this morning and I put all my snacks for the trip in my actual luggage, so I stopped at the Farmer’s Market convent store at the Charlotte airport and bought a coconut water and a Go Organic dark chocolate pomegranate protein bar. I’m shocked at how delicious the protein bar was and I’m officially a fan! The pomegranate and dark chocolate flavors were very vibrant and it definitely didn’t taste like your average pasty protein bar.
The plane took off at 7 am! It was still dark. Watching the sun rise in the sky was a beautiful way to spend the morning.
It’s crazy how small this world is. The lady sitting next to me on the plane lived in the same area as me, we went to the same church, her girls went to school with my boyfriends little brother, and we had the same favorite restaurants and local boutiques.
About an hour into the plane ride, I had a cup of complimentary coffee. (my favorite part)
We arrived in Miami earlier than expected and now I have about three hours to spare. I wanted to get a good breakfast in, other than just a little protein bar before my flight and before I get to Puerto Plata. I stopped at Au Bon Pain at the airport and bought a small coffee and a Greek yogurt parfait. I’m sad I missed all of today’s activities with the group, but happy I’m making it now rather than never. I hope I have a little spare time before I meet up with the group so I can go down to the beach and maybe get a quick workout or run in!
Do any of you guys love airports? I don’t know what my fascination with them is…