I signed off my last post saying I’d see you crazy kids from Baltimore, but I spoke too soon.
Heeello from the Jacksonville International Airport! I’ve been to the Jacksonville airport before but was too young to remember it and all I can say is that I am awfully impressed. It’s quiet, efficient and has free wifi!
Check out the seats with snazzy access to electrical outlets!
I’ve camped out on many airport floors just to be close to an outlet, so this little feature wasn’t lost on me!
I also want to hug the head honcho of any airport who decides that their airport is going to offer free wifi. Wireless internet is free in Orlando and Tampa, so I got used to it, but the more I travel, the more I realize it’s not a guarantee. I’m always excited to spend my time at the gate on my computer talking to you lovely folks, so free internet makes me happy!
Another thing that makes me happy? Airport parking for $5 a day!
The Jacksonville airport has an economy lot where parking is only $5 a day and a little shuttle comes every eight to 10 minutes to pick you up. Sweet!
I know you can often find off-site airport parking in a random lot for cheap (that’s what Ryan and I did when we flew to Oahu), but $5 for parking on airport property is pretty fantastic.
The one thing that wasn’t so fantastic?
Rain. Lots and lots of rain.
I arrived at the airport in the middle of a downpour and sprinted from my car with my luggage to the nearest bus stop. Thankfully the bus stop was covered, but the call button you press to talk to someone to request a shuttle was located outside of the little shelter.
Brilliant! (<—Said in my best Harry Potter voice.)
I used my jacket as an umbrella and managed to stay mostly dry. A shuttle picked me up in about five minutes which was not too shabby at all!
Airport security was really fast and after making it through I stopped by Starbucks to pick up a Caesar salad to eat at my gate before takeoff.
I also bought a bag of white cheddar popcorn that I thought would be an in-flight snack. (I told you it’s one of my most common impulse buys!) Somehow it’s already halfway gone.
Irresistible, I tell you!
Now the next time we talk I really will be in Baltimore!
Thank you all so much for your Baltimore restaurant recommendations on my morning post. You’re making me wish I was staying a lot longer! Apparently I need to go on a food tour of the city!