I have a thing for booking early flights. If the arrival time is still in the breakfast window, I can’t help it. I have to choose it. All I see is the day ahead and the ability to take advantage of an entire day. What I DON’T see is the 3:30am alarm clock set the night before, the begging my mom to sleep over at our house so we can sneak out of the house trying not to wake the kids and the dog, and the tsunami of drowsy that inevitably hits at 6pm the next day when you do a quick calculation and realize you’ve been awake for 15 hours and you haven’t even had dinner yet.
Obviously, this is how our trip began….