The past summer was busy with quite a number of trips within and outside the country. It’s like every 2 weeks, I was on a plane to somewhere. In a way I kind of missed that. I just realized that I love riding planes, even if I don’t like the feeling of being in an airport. I think I’ve shared before that I get sad in airport terminals.
Anyway, going back to my summer travels – the family went to Singapore last week for April for our annual vacation. I will tell you more about that in my next posts. We made Sentosa our base this time around. A few weeks later, I was enroute to the US of A 🙂 I went to Seattle for work then to Virginia/ DC area to visit my aunt and uncle. From West to East. Then in a little over 2 weeks, we went to Bangkok for the lil girl’s gymnastics competition.
So let me share with you first my US trip – I was supposed to leave on a Sunday (Mother’s Day). In fact, the plane’s already halfway to Japan when there was a technical problem which led the pilot to turn back the plane and totally cancel the flight. They had to put us up in airport hotels – I got lucky because I got checked-in at Marriott. Since I was up super early, I just slept in and woke up early the next day for the new flight which had an earlier schedule than the original.
Which meant I had plenty of layover time at Narita Airport. Since my flight was disrupted, the airline personnel took better care of us – the affected passengers were given meal vouchers for use at any restaurant at the airport. Oh well, I used mine at McDonalds.
Then it was a long flight to the Pacific Northwest. I got in mid-morning, running a bit late for the 1st day of the 5-day course I was supposed to take. Thank goodness I just missed the introduction, and caught the class picture taking (I looked so haggard in the class picture!!!). For 5 days, the routine was really just hotel pick-up to conference room then back to hotel.
After the course, I had a weekend in Seattle which I used to explore – I’ll share more about this in a separate post because there were really many things to I fell in love with in this beautiful city. So many which made me think of moving there for good haha
The following week, I had a couple of meetings I had to attend to then I flew to the East Coast to be with my aunt and uncle. I took a red eye and arrived in Virginia mid-morning too. I had about 3 whole days to explore and will do a day-by-day in the next posts.
Honestly, I fell in love with both states I visited and was not eager to get home. Seattle has that Pacific Northwest charm and Virginia/ Washington DC has the powerful East Coast vibe.
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