Day One: In Transit
As is my general practice in life, I took the spring quarter down to the wire. I had a paper due at 5:00 pm on Tuesday which I turned in, literally at 5:00 pm. I have trouble letting things go. I just like to mess with them till the last possible second… Then I had a lab meeting on Wednesday, and class on Thursday, and BBQ on Thursday, and a date night on Friday. Things got busy and all of a sudden it was Saturday, and I needed to leave the house at 4 pm and I hadn't packed, scooped the kitty litter, or anything! Lucky for me, at this point I’m very good at packing and my boyfriend is very good at keeping up with the laundry.
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middle seat? Praise be.
I was able to quickly zip up my suitcase and my backpack (with minimal work stuff actually, which was nice), made sure to grab my reusable mug, my water bottle, and some airport snacks, and we were out the door. We had just enough time to stop by the Co-op on our way out of town so I could grab some coffee and a few more snacks. I’m sort of obsessed with our local foods co-op. They have an amazing section of bulk foods and, as luck would have it, one of their awesome bulk trail mixes was on sale. Score. I've written before about the importance of bringing snacks with you when you travel. When you are trying to have a small impact, being able to source the products you consume is very important. It’s a lot easier to do this when you make your purchases from sources you know and trust than when you are rushed and hangry (hungry plus angry) at the airport. Bonus points, when you plan ahead, you can make sure the snacks you choose come with minimal unnecessary packaging. I put my trail mix in a little paper bag and my coffee in my to-go mug and we were on our way.