Travel day! SMS and I are off to the Florida panhandle where we will miss the tropical storm and possibly toss a mullet (I.e. toss one of the local fish in a “mullet toss” which I actually think is only in February)!
We are meeting up with most of my nuclear family for an early Thanksgiving. My brother and family lives in Pensacola so we have the added bonus of a Blue Angels homecoming show!
I am really looking forward to an extended long weekend. We’re going to stay in a hotel near my brother’s place. Although there’s room at my brother’s place, SMS and I decided that we’d like to make the trip dual-focus: a family trip and a beachfront getaway. The beach is supposed to be really nice and really, a change of scenery for a few days sounds great!
The above picture very much features a fake smile by SMS. This is after we went to the wrong terminal to stop at the Centurian Lounge, which is closed for renovation but had a takeaway lunch bag. So nice! But in order to get to the correct terminal, we had to exit past security and walk through the “terminal connector,” which was a crosswalk in the parking garage. Then we were in terminal one, which is very nice even if we did have to go through security again. It’s named after Harvey Milk and, even though I know he’s dead, there was a guy taking a picture in front of an old photo that looked just like him with appropriate age added from the photo. Family member?! SMS and I started wildly speculating.
So, now we’re in Dallas in another Centurian lounge. Such a luxe day! I had a drink called the Tex/Mex which tasted like a donkey kick. Although we’re arriving into Pensacola on the late side, it should be pretty tolerable since we’re on PST. Then, it’s off to the beach!