Heading Out West for the Holidays

I am going home for the holidays! But, as usual, when your hometown is on the other side of the country it takes a little bit of work to get there.

I am moments away from getting in the car with a work colleague (and friend) who will drive me the two hours to the Charleston airport. I will then board a plane that will fly me non-stop all the way to Seattle. From there I will hop on another plane that will take me to my destination of Spokane. Sounds easy enough, right?

Well, it is nice to only have one flight connection but there is something I can’t avoid and that is the six hour flight from Charleston to Seattle. Yes, SIX hours. I have never been in the air for that long before. I know when the captain announces that it is time to prepare for the final descent I will be extremely antsy.

I will arrive in Spokane at 11 p.m. tonight. As my internal clock will be on eastern time it will feel like 2 a.m. Add that late hour to the fact that I woke up at 5 a.m. today (as I do every weekday morning) combined with a half day of work, two hours of driving, and almost eight hours on a plane and I will most likely be spent.

But of course it is all completely worth it. As tired as I might be when I walk off the plane in Spokane, I will feel a jolt of energy when I see my parents, a certain kick that will probably stay with me the whole 15 days I am in the Lilac City.

Yes, I am psyched to spend over two weeks during the most special time of the year with family and friends. Sidney will arrive in town on Monday. Due to her teaching duties, she couldn’t leave in mid-December like I have the luxury of doing. However, once she arrives at the start of next week we will be in it for the long haul as we will fly back together on January 3.

I can’t wait to get on the other side of the country for some fun and relaxation. To my Spokane friends, feel free to reach out if you feel inclined. As for my blogging schedule, I won’t post as much while out west. However, I will definitely keep in touch. My vacation starts right now and I couldn’t be more excited. Don’t Blink.