Yesterday went well! We left the house around 5:00pm, Kiefer, Mom, Dad, and I piled into the car and were on our way. We stopped in Fredonia around 7 for dinner. Wing City Grille!! We made it to Pittsburgh a little after 11 and settled in for a very brief sleep.
Up at 4:30am and getting ready. This morning was filled with love and tears. I said goodbye to mom and dad at the hotel...and then said it again. Kiefer took the shuttle to the airport with me, and helped me carry my bags and get checked in. Then came the hard part. Saying goodbye to someone who has become such a big part of my life in so short a time was not easy. I have to say here how grateful and luck I am to have someone so amazing, so supportive, and so loving pushing me to be my best. Saying goodbye was not easy for him either, but he helped me stay calm and always helps me believe in myself.
Mundane stuff, getting through security was relatively quick and painless. Waiting to board the first flight felt like forever, but then the time came. The first flight was only an hour and fifteen minutes, not much to tell there. We landed in Boston with ease and I got to my connecting flight with time to spare.
The second flight was a bit more...well...long. 12.5 hours from Boston to Dubai. The seats were fairly roomy, I was in an aisle seat in the middle of the plane, not good for views, but there was no one next to me so I was able to spread out! Complimentary blanket, headphones, ear plugs, pillow, eye mask, toothbrush and toothpaste! I ended up watching several movies, Fantastic Beasts, Doctor Strange, Inferno, and Now You See Me 2 and slept for a couple hours. Meals weren’t too bad, chicken and pasta, a mini pizza, and complimentary soda and wine! Landed in Dubai safe, but had to wait for the tram to pick us up. First flight I've ever had where I got off on the tarmac! Standing in the heat (yes heat...it was 74 when we landed) didn't sit well with me and I was dizzy and nauseous for a bit. Had to go through security again as well, never fun. Sat down, had some water and talked to Mom and Kiefer, that helped!
Final leg of the journey. I boarded in Dubai and headed to Singapore. The seats were the same as the last flight, but it was fairly packed, as the flight continued on to Melbourne after Singapore. 7.5 hours, 3 episodes of Sherlock, and a few episodes of Arrested Development later and we landed! I napped a little on this flight as well...but still not enough.
Got off the flight, found my shuttle and waited in the 76 degree (10:30pm) heat until it arrived. Quick trip over to the hotel and got checked in. Met a guy in line who is also boarding tomorrow. It'll be nice to have a friendly face on the first day. Now I'm going to sleep!!!
I get on the ship tomorrow, sometime mid morning! Here we go!!
Alright everyone...here we go!
As most of you know (though some may not) I will be leaving in just over a week to begin a job Stage Managing on a cruise ship.
I will be on the Cruise ship "Constellation" with Celebrity Cruises.
I board the ship in Singapore on March 19th...after a very long plane ride. I hope to post on this blog weekly, if not more, to keep people up to date with my travels! I will post pictures and stories here and on Facebook.
Today I finally began packing! Laid out all my clothes and figured out what I need to bring and what I can live without for 6 months. So far, I have enough clothes, and lots of extra room!
Check back soon for more updates!