Due to a teeny tiny airline misunderstanding ( ha ha ha. keep laughing! it will make it funny. ha. ha. ), Mr. A & I traveled for over 13 hours in making our way to Arizona last week. C'est la vie! In moments like those, I've found it's important to dwell on better things.
Here's a sampling of what I came up with...
How cool was it that we had a female pilot?!
I've had nothing but stellar experiences with the staff of New York's LaGuardia airport. (This itinerary didn't take us there but I feel they deserve public praising.)
I love when the shop clerk volunteers to mail your postcard for you so it will have a NY postal marking on it. (LaGuardia again!) -And if you're wondering, yes, the postcard did get mailed. Don't be such a cynic! ;)
Stretching your legs in that first row with all the leg room is where it's at!
I could eat four bags of honey roasted peanuts. And I did.
It's funny how many times I say "Ow" when colliding with things in the comically small bathrooms.
I love getting to know strangers. (Shout out to John! Keep fighting the good fight, sir.)
Conversely, if I feel like sleeping, I'm grateful for strangers who let me do so.
I discovered that if we want a row to ourselves, all we have to do is nuzzle each other from the window & aisle seat. Works every time. (Sure we feel like high schoolers in the process, but you know what? Worth it!)
I find it amusing when my hand sanitizer turns into a geyser upon opening due to the change in cabin pressure.
I discover a new city/something-or-other every time I read Southwest's magazine, 'Spirit'. (Bonus! You're encouraged to swipe the magazine. No joke.)
A home cooked meal after a day of traveling is food for the soul as well as the belly.
After traveling, the first shower you take to wash away all the germs that flitted their way onto you is sheer bliss.
Have you ever had a crazy day of traveling via plane?
You may have noticed on my "25 before 26" list that I want to participate in a 30 Day Photo Challenge. And there's no time like the present! So, I used other such challenges from my Pinterest boards as inspiration & ended up creating my own list of photo prompts seen below.
[Sidebar: Have you seen the organizational mecca that is Pinterest? If you care to join, email me & I'll happily send you an invite!]
Now, You May Be Asking...
Why A Photo Challenge?
I see this as less of a challenge and more of an activity; something to spur my daily awareness in a creative direction! I feel that "if you don't use it, you lose it" so I like to keep those creative juices flowin'!
How & When Can You Participate?
At any time, you can take this list & set off on a month of snap happiness. I would love to see your collection, so please leave a link below anytime if you take a spin behind the lens!
Every now & then I get a hankering for a bit of nostalgia. It's a wonderful thing to reminisce. It gives you that warm & fuzzy feeling & the best thing is you can never be told "You're too old for that!" Regardless of your age, nostalgia is one thing that you can latch onto & never be urged to let go of.
Not only do I smile when I reflect on decades gone by, I also smile on decades that have come before. I have often said that I was born at the wrong time. Case & point: the 60's. If my heart & soul had a lovechild, it would be the 60's.
But when you're still a Trapper Keeper-toting kid & you've not yet seen the Woodstock documentary, you get lost in the music of the movie 'Now & Then' when you gather at slumber parties while ogling the 'dreamy' Devon Sawa & dancing to the beat of "Sugar Sugar"...
The 60's were a time of peace, love & change. But even after all these years, you know what hasn't changed?