Chicago-Bound

It’s time to get going again. I’m packed, mostly, and my carry-on bag is as of yet non-existent. Those things don’t worry me though. By now, I’m a pro at closing up suitcases and backpacks and getting out of the house and into a waiting taxi at 3AM as I’ll be doing tonight. The thought of boarding a plane and beginning the journey to the United States is what worries me at the moment. Not so much the fear of being struck by lightning [though I must say that plane that disappeared has made me fearful] as much as the fear of tedium and inactivity.

I’ve gone on and on about flights before now, and so I’m not going to tackle this issue now. What I am going to substitute it with, though, is the matter of long layovers. Long layovers that aren’t long enough to warrant leaving the airport, but are plenty long enough to make the travel-time seem just about endless. This is the kind I will have on this flight – a four hour layover in Zurich. The Zurich airport is an odd one – pristine and clean-cut, long [a.k.a endless] hallways leading to the gates and bathrooms that seem to be tucked away from the normal person’s eyesight as if by spite.

However, I’m comforting myself with the fact that my mother and I are both word-lovers, and so we’ll spend our time by doing crossword puzzles and playing the brilliant card game called “Quiddler.” If any of you love words, I recommend you buy Quiddler right now. It’s brilliant.

Hopefully I’ll be writing fairly regularly, and maybe even with interesting stories or tidbits from my trip!

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10 thoughts on “Chicago-Bound

  1. Sarah says:

    Have a safe trip. Hopefully it won’t seem too long for you and the time will pass quickly and before you know it you’ll be in Chicago.

  2. I hope all goes well for you and you don’t have a flight companions like the last time. Good luck and have fun with your brother.

  3. thelittleredwriter says:

    I felt the same way when I traveled from the US to Milan, Italy. I am not a fan of flying. At. All. Chicago is a lovely place, especially 5th Avenue. They have some amazing pizza, too. Enjoy your trip!

    Your Friend from Sunny Arizona,

    K.

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