Per usual, I was up early on our travel day. While John and G rested in bed watching videos and the news, I hit the gym for a long workout. It was so invigorating. While I was exercising, George found Manny hiding in our hotel room.
After my workout, I met John and G at the hotel cafe where they were having breakfast. I grabbed some hot water (to make my throat coat tea) and then went back to my room to shower, get dressed, and pack.
By the time John and George arrived back into the room, I was packed and ready to go. Family started to stop by our room to say goodbye as we were finalizing our packing.
Once we were ready to go, we checked out of the hotel and made the quick drive to the airport. We checked our bags with United, passed quickly through TSA Pre Check, and made our way to the United Club. John and George had snacks while watching planes go by, while I spent some time getting things organized for the flight (which in this case means downloading videos).
Before long, we made our way to the gate. Along the way, I picked up some snacks for George in case he didn’t care for lunch service on board.
We boarded without incident and took off on time. Meal service began almost immediately after take off. I chose the paella for my entree, and we got a kid’s meal for George (which we supplemented with a Lunchable that we picked up at the airport).
George really enjoyed his lunch and I ended up just picking at mine. It was only so-so. We spent the rest of the flight watching movies and shows on our iPads. Well, most of us did. George passed out even though he claimed he wasn’t tired and said he absolutely wasn’t going to sleep on the plane.
We landed early, quickly gathered our bags, and left the airport without incident. We drove straight to Pico’s Mex Mex for dinner because we were all craving local comfort food.
We had a great Thanksgiving trip to California and we are grateful for the experience and the time spent with family.