I leave in 8 days to fly to Los Angeles. I'm going to see a friend of mine, and go to WonderCon in Anaheim. I'm nervous! The flying part doesn't bother me! Its the airport! haha....yeah, that's pretty bad, huh? I have only flew a few times before. Well, 2 round trip flights total. One was a layover in Dallas, the other in Memphis. The layovers are what gets to me. My airport is small. Really small. I think the only direct flights you can get are to Dallas and Memphis. If you get there an hour early you will still be waiting a lil bit. I get worried about missing my flight when it comes to layovers. First thing I do when I get to my layover destination is go on a hunt for where I will be boarding.
So this year I will have my Kindle and laptop as carry ons so I have something to occupy myself. I'm going to be a very tired woman on my flight to leave ad come back. Both at 6am flights out....the ONLY time I could get. And I'm not a morning person. I do not hear my phone ring, the alarm on my phone, or my alarm clock. Someone better be getting up to come wake me up! This is why I like my afternoon shift at work.
I am also a procrastinator. A friend of mine called last month and wanted me to go to Alabama with her. She called me at 12:30am and wanted to leave at 8am. I had time to get everything ready and pack before going to sleep, but did I? Nope, I packed after waking up at 7am. I ended up forgetting things, not getting a hotel room until I was halfway there. I think this time I will plan a bit better, but probably not much better.
I do know I don't want to mess with a carry on so I will pack everything into my bag and pay the fee. I want to carry as little as possible on board with me. That will be my purse and laptop. Last time I flew I didn't have a Kindle so I had books in my purse. It was heavy. This time I have all my books on the Kindle so I will have plenty to read and choose from.
Next week will be a lot of firsts for me. I have never been to California, nor to WonderCon. I was lucky that a good friend of mine lives in North Hollywood so I won't have to pay for a room. She doesn't know that I'm coming. Her husband does though, and we are going to surprise her. I can't wait! I haven't seen her in a year, when they decided to move back to California to be closer to family.
I will be posting lots of pictures from WC, and from Cali. I'm only going with $200 (after baggage fee and a 2 day car rental to drive to Anaheim) so I will have to spend wisely.
Any travel tips? Or tips for Cali?