“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
This is one of my most favorite travel quotes. I feel this way every time I go somewhere and then come back. You just can't get experiences in other places where you live, you can't experience new people, new food, new things just staying at home. The travel bug bit me a long time ago and I'm not looking for a remedy for that bug bite! ;0)
Even though we had a wonderful trip, it is always good to come home. I missed my house, I missed my bed, I missed my daughter labradoodle... It is good to go and later it is good to return. And then do laundry. Lots and lots of laundry.
Our morning started off well, got our luggage together, checked out of the hotel and went to return our rental car. We got to the airport and checked in and then went for some breakfast. We could have eaten at the hotel but I always get a little nervous about returning rentals and having enough time for security, so we just decided to play it safe today. Once we got through security, we got some breakfast at this little cafe. I had looked online and there was a whole list of places in the airport to eat at, but of course Southwest had their own little private section of gates that had two places to eat haha actually I would say just one and half, because one was a kiosk. But it worked out and was fine, our tummies were full. It just wasn't Einstein's Bagels... yeah I might have been looking forward to that just a little bit! ;0)
P.S. - I didn't know this but they told me at check in today that if you are pregnant and with a kid, you can preboard the flight, you just have to check in at the gate and tell them. The girl at the gate was a little reluctant but at 33 weeks prego with a feisty toddler, I didn't want to fight the other mass of people trying to get seats on this plane like last time! So I was like uhh yes please! Just in case anyone didn't know that!
|Sporting some ninja turtle pjs today! There was a girl in security that asked another guy if he had the same ones haha... he was like of course!|
|Family selfie plus a BUS!|
|Waiting for food and spinning the fishie ring|
|Just enjoying some BACON and doing a little hair twirling.|
We finished breakfast and went to our gate, which was packed! Full flight today! So Jackson made some friends, running around like he loves to do and a little bit of floor rolling. You would think that as a parent I might be embarrassed by some of this but you just get to the point where you aren't! At least I have haha... Ain't nobody got time to worry about toddler behavior... He's not screaming, hitting or spitting on anyone so we're good to go.
Grabbed a window seat this time so we could enjoy some of the views taking off. Our third seat partner I dubbed the Candy Man today. As soon as he sat down he whipped out a Snickers bar and gave it to Jackson. Of course he wanted a bite. Who cares if it is 10 a.m.? Then later he gave him a flame bar, which I have never seen before. I was like please stop giving the prego lady with a sad pancreas candy bars! ahhh.....
|Corondo Island and San Diego|
|I love looking at the landscapes from the plane, it's amazing how God has created such a beautiful place for us to live!|
|Thank you $1 section at Target for keeping us busy for a little while today!|
I hope you enjoyed reading about our trip and seeing our pictures! It may be a while before we go anywhere again haha! Gotta get this baby out and raised a little bit! Happy traveling to everyone!