It’s 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday night before my Wednesday blog post and I have nothing to write about. For this problem, I will arbitrarily blame … the airport.
Monday night, I returned from a quick weekend getaway to Minneapolis. And for what seems like the first time in a long time, the entire travel experience was flawless. And maybe that’s worth blogging about.
Too often, we bloggers complain about things that go wrong — canceled flights, lost baggage, turbulence — but how often do we write about things that actually turn out okay? Let’s consider this blog post a “thank you” to the transportation gods: Thank you for giving me zero blog inspiration because all legs of my flight went smoothly. This post can now counteract all of my past and future complaints and I won’t be a full-time whiner.
Here’s what went well on my trip:
Chicago to Minneapolis
- Got to the airport in no time, despite rush hour
- Security line wasn’t bad
- Got to travel through O’hare’s cool lighted moving walkway to Concourse C — always an adventure
- Had just enough time before the flight to get some reading done
- Slept the entire flight
- Landed earlier than expected (how do they do that?)
Minneapolis to Chicago
- Security took about three minutes, and the majority of that was me taking off my shoes
- There are statues of moose in every corner at the Minneapolis airport — made me laugh
- No line at Sbarro for pizza
- Had to check my slightly oversized carryon suitcase at the gate; but it was ready for me as soon as I got off the plane with no waiting
- Head cushions were at the perfect position for someone of my height (my tall travel companion, though, couldn’t say the same for himself)
- Picked up SkyMall for the first time and was impressed with all the inventions I should have thought of myself
- No babies or yippy dogs, as far as I knew (I slept the whole time again)
Moral of the story: Complaining is fun, but it’s almost as fun to get excited when normal things go well.
I wish you all safe travels full of fast pizza, carpeted security lines, and ergonomic ankle bracelets from SkyMall.