Being so off schedule is not doing me any favors when I need an extra early rise to get to the airport. But it only takes me a minute after I snooze the alarm to realize I don’t really want to do that.
I have places to go!
The night before, I realize (it is pointed out to me) that I never set up my return airport pickup with any of my family – how did I manage that?? And I almost STILL don’t because I’m scrambling the night before to figure out what happened with my idiot COBRA people.
Thank heavens my sister is up late. Though I give her a moment when I refer kind of vaguely to my “cobra situation” and she has to process that I am referring to insurance, not serpents. Disasters either way, of course. 🤣
It’s frosty as Dad takes me to the airport (outbound I had squared away no issues) and my flight is on-time. It’s bumpy in the air, not to mention trying to figure out the entertainment system lol – but a little over 6 hours later (and a refreshing 20 minutes of sleep haha) I’m in California, finding my Princess representative and on my way to the ship.
The checkin process is very smooth and in no time I’ve embarked. I carry on, so I don’t have bags I need to wait for – within half an hour I’m in my cabin, quickly stashing my belongings and making my floating hotel room into my own little oasis for the next 2 weeks ahead.
And then I’m off to explore the ship a bit and go snap some shots of the port before we Sailaway into the sunset.
In all it’s as good a travel day as a person could ask for!
And adventure ahead!