Let’s start the morning off with an “I told you so”. Hubby was right, I would be awake at 5AM, unfortunately, and it’s 3AM here in San Diego. I did try going back to sleep but all I could think of was “how great it would be if I could telepathically blog.”
We got in yesterday, greeted by beautiful mild San Diego weather. The day started at 3AM our time. We left the house by around 3:30AM and headed to our “pick up point” to have a friend take us to the airport. I have a lot of negative things I could say about the baggage check in process, but I’ll let it go. Security was fun, I’m always prepared to pull the laptop out, put it one bin, take my shoes off and put them in another bin but I got extra special treatment this time. I decided I would dress for the plane. I’m always cold when I fly, so I wore a nice big warm sweatshirt pullover. Since I didn’t “have a t-shirt underneath”, I got patted down. It was very professional and I took a very light hearted approach to it.
The flights them self were uneventful. We have come to the conclusion that my flight related migraines are due to the altitude and pressure changes. It probably didn’t help that our breakfast consisted of nutra-grain bars that we brought along. Those were consumed by 7AM our time. No real food was served on either flight. I nibbled on the bowl of cheerios, but Jeff passed on them. Couple that with the dehydration that comes with air travel that probably contributed to the perfect storm for my migraine.
First thing I did when we landed was to call our kitty sitter to let her know we made it safely. We made it to pick up our rental car, seems they overbooked themselves and didn’t have the type car we reserved. As we stand next to a Chrysler Sebring convertible, the agent says “How about this?” Well, duh.
We made our way to the hotel, got checked in and turned right around to go find food. We had been pretty much running on empty for hours. After finding food we both needed to crash. After Jeff caught a few hours of sleep we ventured out for dinner. Old Town parking was a mess due it being Ash Wednesday, so we plugged In-and-Out Burgers into Nuvi and found our way there. The one we found was packed, the drive up was backed up around the block and it was standing room only inside. We stuck it out and had some pretty good burgers. The fries were fresh cut – we actually heard the guy working the fry cutting machine.
Now to plan out today’s adventures – I hear there is a Miva Merchant Conference mixer that starts at 6PM tonight. Time to get the camera out and ready.