Greetings from Alaska Airlines! Hooray for in-flight internet!
My flight departed at 8:00 AM, so it was an early morning for me, especially since I still had some packing to finish. (Why do I always wait until the last-minute to finish packing? I know it’s going to stress me out. Blah. I never learn.)
Once I was all packed up and ready to go, Mal and Murphy drove me to the commuter rail. I don’t think either of them were too psyched to be awake so early, but they’re nice guys and wanted to say goodbye since they won’t see me until Sunday night. I’m going to miss their adorable faces.
The commuter rail took me straight to South Station with no issues or delays. Way to go, MBTA!
At South Station, I jumped in a cab to the airport. I usually take the T from South Station to the airport, but I only had a little over an hour before my flight departed (and I don’t trust the MBTA to get me places on time), so I figured I should just spend the extra money and make sure I didn’t miss my flight by taking a cab. Even just the thought of potentially missing my flight stresses me out. Plus, I hate feeling rushed. (If you were ever to travel with me, I’d seem cool as a cucumber, but, interally, I am freaking out.)
A cab to the airport was definitely worth it. I got there in a matter of minutes and it was totally stress-free.
Once through security, I broke into my breakfast, which I packed this morning and brought from home.
Inside: Greek yogurt mixed with fresh blueberries and granola.
A cranberry almond NRG Bar.
And a banana.
I also packed some magazines from home. It’s a long flight to Seattle, so I definitely needed some in-flight reading material.
On the flight, I snacked on an apple cranberry cookie and a cup of coffee with cream and sugar.
For lunch, I purchased a Mediterranean Tapas “Picnic Pack” on the flight.
Here’s what it included:
Lots of goodies! I haven’t broken into it just yet, but I’m looking forward to the variety of food options. I love meals like this one that include all sorts of different tastes, textures, and flavors.
However, I have no clue how I’m going to eat the package of hummus. Maybe I can squeeze it out straight into my mouth onto the chips?
Question of the Day
When you have a long day of travel ahead of you, do you bring healthy meals/snacks from home or do you buy them during your travels? What are your favorites?
If I bring from home, I like Greek yogurt, bananas (and other fresh fruit), nuts, packets of nut butter, hardboiled eggs, sweet potato wedges, leftover roasted veggies, peanut butter + banana sandwiches, and homemade smoothies.
If I buy, I like turkey/ham/chicken sandwiches, egg sandwiches, KIND bars, Starbucks oatmeal, nuts, bananas, low-fat cheese, soy milk lattes, salads with some sort of protein/beans, and smoothies.