Musings, Travel

Travel Day

Weekend Trip – Day One

3:30 p.m. Post – The Trip Begins

I always have to remember, not everyone wants to chat at 5:30 a.m. like me. I’m damn cheerful all the time, not that the people on the long term parking tram to the Delta terminal care. But let me back up.

Travel days are always extra exciting. I’m sure travel-joy stems from when Mom and Dad would drive me and my brother to Florida, starting before the sun came up to get a jump on traffic. I still prefer to travel outbound early to have as much time as possible at my destination. Hence, alarm set for 4:30 a.m. and on the long-term tram by 5:30 a.m., trying super hard not to tell everyone how excited I am.

I’m happy to check in, to ride CVG’s completely unnecessary train, and to eat my $8 bagel and coffee. I like cramming into the plane, the saftey presentation, and the “free” pour of soda. I like flight attendants and blindly trust pilots. I like that I’m on the move and even if there are setbacks, inconveniences, and discomforts, I’m generally moving forward.

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CVG provides first tourist pic of the day.

Today I’m headed to itty-bitty Pittsboro, North Carolina and I couldn’t be more excited. Even the plastic hippo tucked into the corner of CVG while I await me flight makes me smile. I’m a geek for travel, folks.

5:30 – Post Farm – Pre-Evening activities

Traveling today to my friends’ Bill and Sue’s house where they have a small vegetable and flower patch that allows them to participate in two farmer’s markets throughout the summer. Today I (somewhat) helped picked strawberries. They’s already cut kale, chard, and arugula for tomorrow’s vegetables and Sue is putting together flower bouquets, too.

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City Tap, Pittsboro. Small inside, not that much bigger on the outside. Good food. Vegetarian friendly.

A quick lunch break got me Pernicious IPA beer from Wicked Weed Brewery in Asheville, NC and a delicious roast beef sandwich at the City Tap.

Oh, and here are some of the sights from North Carolina today:

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