This week I traveled to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to talk about CF to some awesome RT's. I know, I had never heard of it either. :) The trip overall was a good one and the talk went very well! Getting there and back however, was a doozy. The trip reminded me of things to be thankful for though.
I'm thankful for pizza places that stay open late and deliver! By the time I got to my hotel Tuesday night, it was after 10pm. I left my house around 1:30 and hadn't eaten since. I was pretty rushed because of some delayed flights and what not. When I got to the hotel, I thought I was going to die of starvation (that statement is only slightly exaggerated). Room service was closed and all the other restaurants around were closed. I was thinking I was going to be eating a vending machine dinner, lol. Then I noticed on the TV stand an ad for Domino's. They were open until 3am! I called and within 15 minutes my pizza was at my hotel room door! It was GREAT! Usually I'm not a fan of Domino's but it tasted heavenly at the moment! AND the vending machine had Dr. Pepper! I was one happy fella with a dinner that made my night!
I'm thankful for safe flights. I got to my destination and home safe. It took quite a while, but I made it. My flights to Pennsylvania were delayed. On the way home, I dealt with delayed flights. I changed flights twice and finally made it to New Jersey to find out my flight home was cancelled. My only option then.... fly to Cleveland and spend the night. Obviously I took it, because it got me closer to home and away from the storms they said were headed northeast. When I got on my flight to Cleveland, (which changed gates a couple times and had us all running from place to place, lol) we sat in the plane on the tarmac for an hour and a half before taking off. Hahaha! Let me tell you, it was something! BUT, I made it to Cleveland safe and sound, found a Dunkin Donuts that was still open when we got there around 1am, and found a nice booth to sleep in.
I'm thankful I have a home! I was gone less than 48 hours, but it seemed like forever. It is always so nice to walk into your home. A place you can call your own. To quote Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, "There's no place like home!" It was a relief to walk through the doors and be greeted by my amazing wife and see my two perfect boys sleeping! It's good to be back, and it's a great feeling knowing I have a home to come back to!
So what are you thankful for?!?!
Here's a few highlight pics from my trip
|Cool clouds on the flight to NJ|
|New York, from the plane I could see the new World Trade Center, all of|
downtown and even see the Statue of Liberty off to the right.
|Walking out on the tarmac to board the small plane to Wilkes-Barre|
|It had propellers!|
|The hotel left me a rubber ducky for bathtime! Haha!|
|FaceTime with Monica and the boys|
|My bed for the night, lol|