(because I am a massive procrastinator and always put it off till the absolute last moment!)
I always do my nails
and take a shower
and spend far too much time trying to pick out the perfect travel outfit in my underwear.
then I triple check my computer is easily accessible to pull out of my carry on when going through security
and I check a million times to make sure I have the essentials like passport, & flight information, ect. in my purse.
(can you tell I've spent 50 hours on a plane already this year?)
Then I drink a liter of water,
Make sure I go to the bathroom (still to this day have never used a bathroom on a plane. Listen to your mom people! Go to the bathroom before you leave. I hate waiting on my travel buddies who always have to use the restroom during travels because they didn't go before they left... No bueno)
and fill up my tummy to avoid expensive airplane/airport food
and also because when I have a longer layover I ALWAYS say I am going to eat then...
and I ALWAYS end up having to run to my second gate to catch my plane.
You never have as much time as you think you do during layovers.
with help from a few of my favoriteblogs over the years I've had my eyes opened to how many fun things there are to do in SLC. I may have started a "HAVE to do in Salt Lake" list. if you have any recommendations to add to the list PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share
You have got to stay in your comic book pajama pants all day. then you have to eat ice cream for breakfast and then after crying over your emotional woe's like a 14 year old girl at a Justin Bieber concert then you have to, have to, HAVE to listen to music that reminds you of the Summer of your 16th year on the planet. When you were young, free, and thought you were cooler than you actually were. Then you hug your puppy
when someone wants to pay for you to come visit a place like this, "No. I don't wanna!" isn't exactly the first thing on your mind. I have been to Utah twice, once for a day, and once for a month but both times Salt Lake City was just a place we drove through neither times were during winter & both times, I was in love with the place from the moment I stepped off the plane. I wont lie, I've always had a romantic view of SLC ever since I was 9 and Mary-Kate and Ashley came out with "Getting There", about their first big road-trip without their parents to Salt Lake City for the Winter Olympics. I've had many dreams of a wintry getaway to this city.. and now.. I am going to stay there and get to visit some family and old friends! Who knows, maybe I'll even learn to snowboard without killing myself *fingers crossed* This time Monday I will be stepping off a plane and living it up in the City of the Great Salt Lake