|Sunrise in Calgary|
Whenever I end up setting my alarm for some un-godly hour so we don't miss our flights, I have to remind myself that I wouldn't have done it unless there was a very good reason. I book all our travel and spend days researching the best connections and flight times so I don't end up spending $100 dollars on airport food to save $20 on a fare. I love the travel search engine, Hipmunk with its Agony tab, that uses a algorithm to rank flights on the best times, layover times and cost. Helps me a ton. But it is still a small consolation when I wake up at 3:45 am.
This morning we all woke long before the alarms went off, forced down some breakfast and gathered our things. We all had some sniffles or blahs, but we climbed into the car in the dark and set off for the airport. Zee was faring the worst, and while she got sick while we were trapped in the customs/security line labyrinth, we made it to our flight and she slept for about 4 hours between the gate and the flight, and was much recovered by our afternoon arrival.
We read, slept and had fairly pleasant flights and just enough time to dash from gate to gate. Blessed to have on time departures and early arrivals.
We were very thankful to have arrived home safe and to have our friend Walt give us a ride home. At home we were greated enthusiastically by our cats, who were obviously well cared for by our friend Ginny and her daughters, since the cats were happy to see us, but not angry at us.
We gave ourselves a lazy afternoon to just enjoy being home, restricting ourselves to light unpacking, some cleaning up, and cooking, but we are leaving the heaving re-entry errands for tomorrow.
So happy to be tucked in writing this from my own bed and wearing fresh clothes not pulled from my suitcase.
Almost ready for the hosting portion of this vacation to begin!