Good afternoon from Minnesota! Right before we landed, the flight crew announced that it was three degrees in Minneapolis. I am not in Florida anymore, that’s for sure!
And speaking of chilly temperatures, I missed our very first snow in Charlotte! I am so bummed! Ryan said Sadie has been having a ball running around outside and he sent me this picture of our sweet lil’ lady in the snow.
I hope there’s still snow on the ground when I arrive back home late tomorrow night!
My alarm went off at 5 a.m. and I scrambled around the condo my family is renting on Sanibel Island and packed up a few last-minute items before it was time to head out the door. My mom was sweet enough to wake up super early to take me to the Ft. Myers airport and I made it to my gate with plenty of time to spare before my 7 a.m. flight.
The breakfast options in Terminal C were rather limited and since the line at Great American Bagel was ridiculously long and I wasn’t feeling overly patient, I ended up selecting a grab-and-go chicken salad sandwich from one of the little shops.
It wasn’t your typical breakfast, but it did the trick. I also packed a banana and some rosemary almonds in my carry-on to tide me over during the three hour flight.
Since I gained an hour thanks to central time, I landed at 10 a.m. and made my way to baggage claim where I met up with a friendly driver who took me to the hotel I am calling home tonight. I checked in and got situated before deciding room service sounded like a great lunch option since I wanted to have some time to work from my computer before the day’s activities begin at 1 p.m. (I also may or may not have wasted time browsing the TOMS sale on Zulily while I waited for room service to arrive… I bought a pair of the light blue canvas TOMS for $29 and hope they’ll be a comfy, neutral springtime shoe!)
I called the hotel restaurant and was able to order off the breakfast menu since it was before 11 a.m.
Chicken salad sandwich for breakfast and an omelet for lunch. A little bit of a typical meal reversal today, huh?
My ham, vegetable and white cheddar omelet came with a biscuit (I ate half) and fresh fruit, but I couldn’t resist ordering a latte and a side of ricotta beignets as well.
It was quite the satisfying meal.
I’ll be sure to fill you guys in on the details of this trip soon, but for now, I have to head out! Have a great Tuesday!