We finally made it to California!
It was an interesting morning…
We rushed out the door to make it to the airport in time only to be there for over 6.5 hours waiting for our plane. They didn’t know how long the delay was going to be (or if we would ever even board) so we couldn’t leave and we had a lot of hours to entertain ourselves.
Brooke spent a lot of time working on her yoga.
She made friends with this little boy and they colored, played catch and watched Monsters Inc. They didn’t mind the delay one bit.
PS Brooke insisted on wearing her Rudolph socks over her leggings so that she could see them. Trendsetter.
The airport we were flying out of is super small. They have two vending machines and that is it. We brought some snacks because I figured we would grab lunch once we got to California but when 2 pm rolled around we were starving and look who came waltzing in…
My mom saved the day (plane delays aren’t that bad when your stomach is full and happy) and brought a Kneader’s salad for me and Brooke’s favorite kid’s meal. She really is the best.
The plane was all ready to go and we left the 18 degree weather for some warmer temperatures.
We flew into LAX, grabbed the rental car and she napped on the drive which made for a few minutes of good cuddling right before the drop-off.
The whole drop-off thing always puts me in a funk for a little bit (I try to stay as positive as possible about it in front of Brooke because this relationship is SOOO important and good for her) but it is still just all so bizarre and my brain can’t stop thinking a million miles a second.
This is where running comes in… I was going to try to make it to Megan’s (she is in Arizona right now) parents’ house yesterday but because of the flight delay it was too late to make the drive so instead I grabbed a hotel. Gotta love a good hotel gym. The treadmills were awesome and the weights sure looked nice;)
I rarely (if ever?) run at night but it felt so good last night. Each mile helped my brain to slow down and to relax and that sweat/endorphins thing… it is just the best.
After my run I hung out OUTSIDE by the fire for a bit because you can’t do this sort of thing in Utah right now.
And then I went back to my room for my Flame Broiler takeout. Veggies, chicken and brown rice (drenched in their ‘secret sauce’ after the picture).
Everybody Loves Raymond. I do too.
Time to go to church and then make my way over to Arizona for a few days!
Have any plane delay/airport stories to share?!?! Would love to hear (read) them!
What was your dinner last night?
Do you ever run at night? How often?