So, I'm a chronic procrastinator... it seemed much too early to start packing or cleaning or anything like that last week...but now it's dawned on me that, even though my flight leaves on Monday morning, we're driving into Mackay Saturday morning which gives me 4 days to clean the house, do all my laundry (those of you who know me best know why this is a big deal time-wise) and PACK.
You know, until I counted the days just then, I didn't even realize it was down to 4 days. It's only Tuesday! I thought I had like a WEEK...gah. Beebs has to work Monday morning which is why he can't see me off at the airport. I'm pretty sad about that actually, I hate saying goodbye before I actually leave...but I guess that, in this instance, it's only goodbye for 4 days instead of like 4 months so I suppose I'll survive.
It's not that bad....
I'm really excited about traveling! Most people gawk when I tell them it's like 30 hrs of travel time (I got pretty short layovers this time!) but, honestly, it flies by. For me anyways. I've got this thing down to an artform at this point and, honestly, it's kind of therapeutic--except for the whole sore-tailbone thing, I wouldn't call that therapeutic. Anyways. This is not your domestic airplane:
- You have your own tv in the headrest in front of you.
- There's always new-release movies on the flight and dozens of recent and even some older movies on top of that.
- There's also HUNDREDS of tv-shows. I'm hoping they have Glee. Everyone's gushing about it and I have only seen the first episode so it would be convenient to get to knock out my Glee marthon on the flight instead of on Hulu at home.
- There's arcade type games like Bejewelled, Tetris, Scrabble and so on that you can play too! There might be more video game type stuff but I've never bothered playing.
- You have a lot more room to yourself than on a domestic flight! The seats are wider and the rows are farther apart. Your seat also reclines a lot farther back since the rows are farther apart (not a WHOLE lot, but enough.)
- Two words: unlimited "refreshments." ;)
- The food is actually really good! It's never super filling, but it's not like you can't bring nibblies on the flight if you want to.
- We all sleep most of the flight anyways! It's really easy on the LAX to BNE flight since those always leave really late at night....not as easy on the BNE to LAX flights that leave in the afternoon though....I plan on bringing sleeping pills just in case. ;)
- a new book that I've saved just for the occasion,
- my fleece blanket for my top half (I use the airline's blanket on the bottom half since you never know how often they clean those!)
- my slippers in my carry-on so I can change shoes right before we board
- my cushy neck pillow and my pillowed eye-mask that blocks out 100% of the light.
- ear plugs
- noise-cancelling head-phones to wear OVER the ear plugs. I don't play music in them, I just turn on the noise cancelling part ;) Can you tell I'm a light sleeper?
OH! I'd also like to add some breakfast things to my Fat New Year food list:
- McDonalds breakfast burritos AND a sausage patty
- AMERICAN BACON. CRISPY GREASY YUM.
- Chick-fil-a chicken biscuit/sandwich
- Plain glazed donuts...No icing. No sprinkles. No drama. Just donuts.
- Biscuits smothered in sausage gravy