Yesterday started bright and early at 4:00 AM. Mal and I spent the night at the Hilton Airport Hotel, which is literally right next door to the airport. We actually walked to our terminal via skywalk the next morning. We didn’t even need to go outside! How cool is that? It definitely made our early-morning travel a zillion times easier.
At the airport, we whizzed through security and grabbed breakfast, which included a stop at Starbucks where I ordered my decaf iced latte next to Aly Raisman, one of the “Fab Five” gymnasts, who competed in last summer’s Olympics. I actually recognized her voice first and then another woman in line said something to her about the Olympics to confirm. She was also wearing American flag TOM-like shoes to show her spirit for the USA.
I usually manage to muster up some courage to say hello to famous people—it’s usually a once in a lifetime opportunity—but I chickened out yesterday morning. I dunno, it looked like Aly was on vacation with her family, so I didn’t want to bug her. It was still really cool to see her in person!
Our first flight of the day took us to New York City. We had a quick layover and then we were off to Los Angeles.
Thanks to multiple episodes of Homeland (love it!!), I kept myself entertained on the long flight.
A bunch of Biscoff cookies kept me happy too.
Mal and I had a nearly 3-hour layover at LAX, so we sat down for lunch at Skewers. I ordered chicken skewers with white rice and veggies, and it was awesome. Sticky white rice is the bomb. It’s sweet rice cooked in a rice cooker, right? Mal and I Googled it while we were eating lunch because we want to try to make it at home.
Are we there yet?
Our final flight took us from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Again, I watched multiple episodes of Homeland, ate a bunch of Biscoff cookies, and before I knew it, we were preparing to land in Honolulu. (It looked like LOST as we approached the island.) We made it! It’s definitely the farthest I’ve ever traveled from home.
Mal and I have a busy day ahead, which includes some hiking and a surf lesson. Stay tuned for more adventures!
What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?