Thursday, March 27, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
After a long and very dark drive back to Peoria, it's time for us to hit the hay so we can get up at the crack to catch a flight to Philly. Nightie night!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Time for us to hop on a plane and fly cross country to NYC baby. Our fingers are crossed for a surprise first class upgrade for the long journey. : ) We are totally dreaming but here's hoping...
Thursday, March 13, 2008
TOP 3 TIPS
1. Respect lines.
There is nothing more frustrating than someone who either mistakenly or intentionally ignores obvious order. Take a look around people, be aware.
2. No leaning please.
The space is tight enough already and the last thing I want is your seat in my lap. At 5'9", I can't tell you how many times I've had my knee caps slammed by the rapid recline of a seat in front of me. Not only is this painful and annoying, it's just rude!
3. Do NOT crowd the baggage claim carousel.
This might be my biggest frustration of all. We rarely check our bags but when we do I dread going to the baggage claim area to wrestle with the sea of vultures who crowd the carousel. When travelers (and the monster sized group that came to meet them at the airport) try to get so close that they're practically on top of the moving belt no one behind them can see a thing. Nothing! This is why I think airports should implement the 3 foot rule. Stand at least 3 feet behind the carousel until your bag is close, politely pardon your way to the carousel, grab your bag and step back. Then we can ALL see!
We just couldn't stop at 3, so we included a BONUS TIP - Be prepared for the security line. Life is so much easier for you and everyone behind you if you have your driver's license and boarding pass out before get get to the security check point. Also, while you're waiting to be scanned, puffed or frisked remove your shoes, chunky metal jewelry, and your belt and get them ready to place in a bin on the x-ray belt-TSA employees will love you for it!
Wow, I feel better already. Thanks!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Trying to get from Inianapolis to Tampa was quite the challenge today. After a couple flight delays we landed less than 2 hours before it was time for us to arrive on campus at Saint Leo University which happens to be about an hour and a half drive from the airport in moderate rush hour traffic. Yikes. Once again we utilized the airport facilities to change, freshen up, chi, curl and primp. Although public restroom prep is not ideal we sure are getting good at it! We made it to campus with 2 minutes to spare and met up with Jenn Garcia and a few of the students who were responsible for bringing us to campus. Thanks guys! And thanks for treating us to a delicious dinner in your gorgeous and brand spank'n new student center. Our visit to Saint Leo was fantastic and we even learned a little bit about the great Saint Leo while we were there, but our favorite part of the evening was after the program when we had a chance to connect with several students. I cannot tell you how special that time is for us. Connecting with students is what our work is all about! So, thank you for sticking aroung to hang out with us and for sharing your stories. We hope our paths cross again soon!
We're headed home for a week of our very own spring break!