waiting

So far, my day of travel  hasn’t been as bad as I expected it to be. I’m sitting in the Boston Airport now, waiting for my flight to Newport News.

I absolutely adore people watching. There are some wild ones out there. So, since airport travel talk is all the rage now a days, I figured I would share my thoughts. Boston’s Logan Airport is quite big- its an international airport, and because of that, security is pretty strong. Everyone has there own opinions about body scans and pat downs, and I’m not really going to argue for either side here. This is how I feel- I’ll do whatever is asked of me in regards to safety measures. Anyone who remembers 9/11 or has known someone who served in the military should feel the same way. Although, I do worry that the newest measures are a bit much. So basically, I fall on both sides of the fence. I understand the necessity, but I am a bit uncomfortable with it. So I figured today would be interesting to say the least.

After personally going through two different screening methods (no, i was not pat down) I don’t think there much to complain about. The security process was barely any more trouble than usual. I got through the security clearance quite quickly, and this was also with the crazy bag lady– the TSA staff who pretty much had an issue with anything that was put through the belt (you know, jackets, shoes,laptops, etc). She took her job very seriously. Which is good, isn’t it?

There is the cutest little three year old boy (and his mom) near me right now. He has a mohawk. LOVE IT! He’s telling me all about Thomas the Train. I tried to tell him that I know Thomas quite well.. I watched him as a child, and my nephew is a bit obsessed… but he’s still educating me now as I type.

There were five really handsome guys sitting near me just a few minutes ago. One of my big complaints about traveling alone is that I never seem to be around any handsome guys. EVER. Its not that I want to meet someone while traveling… but its always nice to have eye candy or someone to flirt with. Those five guys just boarded a flight to Atlanta. Bummer.

I took a bus today! That is a pretty new experience for me. I didn’t have a ride to the Boston airport, but I did have someone who could take me to Providence, so I took a Peter Pan bus from Providence to Boston. It dropped me right off at my terminal. I thought it would be awful, but I was fortunate enough to sleep through about 1/2 of it.

So, from what I’m seeing, this section i’m sitting in is pretty popular. They have already boarded three flights while I have been sitting here. I’m a little bummed because my little mohawk friend is boarding a flight now to Akron, Ohio. I wont lie, I’m going to miss the little bugger.

Here is another simple thing I dislike about traveling alone. I’ve got a nice little seat in the waiting area, right? Well, I want to get up and go to the bathroom before I get on my flight, but I don’t want to lose my seat. At least when you are traveling with someone, you can leave all your stuff in one area and take turns getting up and walking around.

I don’t think I’ve quite absorbed the fact that I’m going on vacation for the long weekend. I don’t feel like I am going to go see some of my favorite friends in the whole wide world. I can’t believe I’m going to go to some of the best restaurants and bars. This is going to be spectacular.

I can’t wait to throw my arms around some of my friends and hug and kiss them. Screw hugs, I’m going to tackle them 😉