I thought I would highlight my recent trip to Omaha, Nebraska briefly because I had some interesting travel experiences and went to a new destination.
My trip was all planned out with shuttles, flights, and a hotel booked. I woke up early to catch the 6am shuttle from school after not sleeping much through the night for fear of missing the alarm. Well this is the second travel experience I have had in the last year where I have learned that you can plan out travel plans to the minute and yet the unexpected happens. I was surprisingly relaxed in the shuttle once I realized I might miss my flight but I would figure it out. I was stuck in traffic 10 miles from the airport. Thankfully the accident cleared up and I made it through security and then ran through the terminal to the gate. I had a few minutes to run to the bathroom, grab a snack and water and then I was boarding. My original plan had been to get to the airport, window shop in the Vineyard Vines store, and then grab a leisurely breakfast at Dunkin’ Donuts. Bye plan.
First flight was fine and I landed in Chicago for a layover. I easily navigated O’Hare, which I believe is a much better airport than JFK. Almost every set of seats had electrical outlets to charge devices, the bathrooms were clean, and there was a variety of places to eat. The signs also made it very easy to get to the other terminal whereas in JFK, I don’t even know where to go when I arrive.
I grabbed a bagel and french fries. The bagel was surprisingly good but the french fries were sub par with no salt! Second flight was on a much smaller plane and the poor flight attendant could not even stand up. I always forget that JetBlue is one of the only airlines where you know you will have a personal TV and items to watch for free. I love to watch the flight map and know the elevation but this flight I could not do so. So I just listened to my ancient iPod nano and the flight went by quickly. I stared out the window at the fields as we descended. Part 2 will detail my impressions of Omaha. things I saw during my short time there, and my postcard adventure. Yes, you read that right. Postcard adventure.