I was tempted to hit up Dunkin Donuts for an Apple Orchard Donut (saw the sign when we went yesterday), but I ran walked out of time. If anyone has tried these please tell me they’re gross and I didn’t miss out on anything. Thanks.
I didn’t have time because we were headed to the local Labor Day Parade! It was a fun little parade, but standing outside in the sun was HOT. Next time we need an umbrella.
After the parade we headed back home to enjoy the last few moments of burgers in the pool. Ben played with our nephews who are growing like weeds in between our visits!
Ben’s mom made his favorite chocolate chip cookies so he could take home a batch. I couldn’t resist the delicious smells coming from the kitchen and grabbed one fresh from the oven.
For some mysterious reason our flight circled the airport for 30 minutes before landing in layover land = Charlotte.
Luckily, we had a 3 hour layover so we weren’t in a rush AND Charlotte is the best airport so I didn’t even despise this layover like I normally do.
Why Charlotte is the best airport:
1. FREE WiFi.
2. Jamba Juice
3. Southern restaurant with corn bread and fried okra, which I have no idea how to make myself. (I stole a few bites of the corn bread and okra from Ben’s plate…)
4. Big so you can walk around
5. FREE WiFi
Oh, did I already say that?
8. Piano player
This guy is super sad about leaving Florida and his fam, but I told him there is no demand for Mechanical Engineers in Florida and he’d have to become an alligator wrestler if he wanted to move there…
I had Ben watched my stuff while I walked to the next terminal for a refreshment. I got a Starbucks hot chai tea and grabbed a sample of their chocolate chip cookie. Eh. It’s not even in the top 50 list in my search for the World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Fun fact, kinda: I spent all day at the Charlotte airport in October ‘09 when my flight was delayed.
And some answers to your questions from Silent Saturday…
We were on Boca Grande, someone (who knows more about FL than I do) called it Gasparilla Island too. My in-laws live in a small town about 1.5 hours south of Tampa not too far from Boca. Coming to visit them really feels like a vacation.
The beach was pretty empty partly because we went late, partly because this is the low season for the area. Seasonal residents and snow birds will be flying down for the winter soon
I am about to kiss a fish in this picture, but I backed out. However, I did kiss a fish at the Foodbuzz Festival two years back…
I did my hair in a high bun for the BBQ. I haven’t done the sock bun thing yet, but I have a lot of hair so I just wrap is loosely and it works fine.
We are on our flight to Los Angeles as I type this and should arrive after 10:30pm. My mom is picking us up and we have to drive home to get our car and then drive to our home to sleep and get to work tomorrow. It’s going to be a long night…
And I think I need another cookie.