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And so another adventure begins

by Meghann on June 26, 2010

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Amen. πŸ™‚

Two Flights. 6 hours of traveling. And so many thousand miles of traveling – I am happy to say I finally made it safe and sound in Colorado Springs. Boy, does it feel so good to relax. πŸ™‚

You would think after all the traveling I do I would be used to the long flights and hauling luggage around, but I’m not. I’m really starting to hate it actually. There was a moment during my lay over in Houston this evening where I broke down and called Derek in tears over the stress of my past week and what I know I have ahead of me. He was amazing as usual and just let me vent. And that’s why I love him. πŸ™‚

I did discover something good today. If you travel with cupcakes no one judges you for having three or four carry ons. πŸ˜‰ I was carrying on the four cupcakes I had picked up last night for the girls, plus my roller, camera bag, and extra large Vera Bradley Bag. They just pushed me through with a smile and joked about taking the cupcakes from me. I need bring cupcakes with me more often. πŸ™‚

We landed in Houston early and I had enough time to grab some sushi before my next flight.

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The sushi was actually pretty tasty for airport sushi. I grabbed it from The Real Food Company in the C terminal if you are ever in the Houston airport and looking for good sushi.

Once I walked in the door and saw these gorgeous faces I knew all the troubles of getting here was worth it.

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The last time I saw my cousin’s daughters – Hannah and Kylie – was in April of 2008. They’ve grown so much in two years – I could hardly recognize them!

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I was actually greeted with a round of ‘Meghann’s Here! Meghann’s Here!’ never have I felt more welcomed.

Kylie even offered to bring my bags downstairs.

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Love these girls! My cousin has three of them, I wonder if she would notice if one goes missing. I think I can get one to fit in my carry-on. I’ll bring cupcakes. No one would notice. πŸ˜‰

I was a little hungry by the time I arrived and chomped on an apple from my carry on.

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I was also intrigued by these Chips Ahoy cookies with Reeses.

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Honestly, I’m not a Chips Aho fan to begin with and the addition of the reeses didn’t win me over like I thought they would. I was hoping to actually taste the reeses, but no luck.

A beer was offered and consumed. πŸ™‚

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I’m being cut off from all forms of technology tomorrow.

We’re packing up and heading to the mountains to camp for the evening. I’m not sure what I’m going to do without my e-mail or blogs to read. Eeekkk! Maybe I need to be cut off?

I’ll be back Sunday afternoon with a full recap – try not to miss me too much!

Until then here’s a little sneak peak to where we’re heading. We did a similar trip back in 2007 when my family came up for my Aunt’s 50th birthday party. I can’t believe this was three years ago now! Boy how time flies!

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1 Lisa @bakebikeblog June 26, 2010 at 1:42 am

I hope you have a wonderful time!!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it πŸ™‚

2 kaztronomic June 26, 2010 at 2:06 am

It sounds like you’re going to have a great weekend! I hope you have fun! πŸ˜€

3 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 26, 2010 at 2:46 am

Awh what a sweet welcome! That must’ve made the travelling worht it πŸ™‚

4 runnerstrials June 26, 2010 at 7:01 am

How fun! I agree, you never get used to traveling not matter how often you do it. Enjoy your break from reality, Meghann πŸ™‚

5 Marina June 26, 2010 at 7:46 am

I hope you have an amazing time!
Those girls look adorable, have fun with them! πŸ™‚

and btw, sushi looks awesome!

6 John June 26, 2010 at 7:59 am

I didnt see what happen to the cup cakes ?? The girls win the funny face contest . Tell them HI for me Love My Babby Dad

7 Jenny June 26, 2010 at 8:42 am

Nothing is better than a homemade cookie- I brt if you made those cookies they would taste great!

8 Jenna June 26, 2010 at 8:45 am

Have funnn πŸ™‚

9 Lauren @ Eater not a runner June 26, 2010 at 8:58 am

Have a blast! Sounds like fun πŸ™‚

10 Kristen June 26, 2010 at 9:15 am

You are a very busy girl! And traveling is NOT glamourus, I always laugh when people think it’s cool that I travel for my job, NOT!!

Glad you will have some R&R this weekend, enjoy!

11 Erin June 26, 2010 at 9:25 am

I’ve heard Colorado Springs is gorgeous but haven’t made it to that part of the country yet — it might just have to happen sooner rather than later. πŸ™‚

12 Casey June 26, 2010 at 9:38 am

You are going to have SUCH a good time! A little relaxation time with the mountains as a backdrop is the best cure for anything and everything.

13 Sarah June 26, 2010 at 9:41 am

Enjoy Your trip in CO! My husband and I live in Highlands Ranch and I work blocks from the convention center downtown let me know if you need a suggestion for lunch or need a coffee break buddy!

14 Marissa June 26, 2010 at 9:59 am

Have fun camping! Technology detoxes feel so good.

15 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) June 26, 2010 at 10:51 am

Have fun on your trip! Those are the CUTEST girls!

16 Marilou @ Mostly Healthy June 26, 2010 at 11:07 am

Oh, I love this quote. SO true.

17 Brynne June 26, 2010 at 11:09 am

I never liked Chips Ahoy either! Homemade is just so much better. Have fun with those goofy girls!

18 missyrayn June 26, 2010 at 11:34 am

I don’t like to travel alone so I give you props for doing it yourself. And yeah for the awesome welcome.

19 Rosey Rebecca June 26, 2010 at 11:36 am

I love cupcakes! Glad you had a safe trip. I’ve only been on a plane twice in my life and could probably never do it alone. I think it’s awesome that you travel so much.

20 biz319 June 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm

It’s nice to unplug once in a while – enjoy yourself and we’ll be here when you get back! πŸ˜€

21 runningwithsass June 26, 2010 at 2:05 pm

aw I love that quote! looks so much fun! girl you travel a ton!

22 Kelly June 26, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Have fun on your trip! You are a travel bug aren’t you?

23 Emilyeatsclean June 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Look forward to reading about your adventures. Enjoy your technology free time! πŸ™‚

24 Julie @ Pickley Pear June 26, 2010 at 6:50 pm

I’ve never been to Colorado Springs. Enjoy the weekend and have fun!!

25 Kati June 26, 2010 at 8:33 pm

I’m sure that is a gorgeous place to go camping! Have fun!

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26 Conni June 26, 2010 at 9:55 pm

I know you didn’t do this on purpose, but I’m kind of immature. When you were talking about the chips ahoy cookies, you left the ‘Y’ out once and so it said Chips Aho…….ye, I laughed way more than I probably should have. Hahah. I love you Meghann.

27 theprocessofhealing June 26, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Aw have fun!!! Sometimes detaching from technology can be SO refreshing!

28 Katherine: What About Summer? June 27, 2010 at 6:19 am

oh enjoy the humidless air over there!

29 breakingsilence June 27, 2010 at 10:38 am

I saw those Chips Ahoy at the store the other day and was tempted to try them. I’m glad I didn’t!!

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