I am happy to report that I’m back in Charlotte. Today was a LONG day!
My alarm when off at 4 a.m. in Cancun. Our group of stranded stragglers met in the lobby of our hotel at 4:45 a.m. to head to the airport. (Thanks to the Marriott Casamagna for accommodating us when our trip was unexpectedly extended.)
Once we got to the airport…things got a little crazy. We were originally supposed to fly direct to Charlotte but due to the flight cancellation, we were rebooked on connecting flights. Our understanding was that we were going to Miami and then on to Charlotte but once we checked in and got to the ticketing counter, we discovered that three of us were going to Dallas-Fort Worth instead.
Long story short…after spending a solid 45 minutes with the ticketing agent in Cancun at 5 a.m., I ended up on a flight to Dallas.
The flight was nearly empty so I had a row to myself to stretch out, read, sleep and work during the flight.
Things got fun in Dallas. First, it was FREEZING so I sported this hot flip flop + sock look with no shame whatsoever for the remainder of my travel. Second, my bag never made it out to go through customs. I cleared customs sans-bag and prayed it would magically arrive in Charlotte.
All that aside, I have never flown through DFW before and it’s such a nice airport. I had a great experience there with everything from customs to transportation to food.
I felt so grateful to snag a spot on a sold-out flight to Charlotte. Everything was a little crazy given the cancellations from yesterday. I ate a pretty delicious salad on the flight with grilled chicken, spinach, gorgonzola, dried cranberries, grapes and shredded carrots. I added some nuts to it along with a mix of balsamic and honey mustard.
I’m sure no one is surprised to read that my bag did not make it to Charlotte. I spent a good hour with the lost baggage people and the end result is that they have absolutely no idea where it is. It has no record of being scanned in anywhere…not in Cancun, not in Dallas, not in Charlotte. I’ve never had a bag this “lost” before so I’m a little (a LOT!) nervous!
Seeing this face helped a little. I got home and it was full speed ahead back into the normal routine. I made a super quick Whole Foods trip to restock on the necessities and then taught two back-to-back sold out classes at Charlotte Yoga. It felt really great to teach.
Dinner was simple but really good. I made a big pan of roasted veggies with sweet potatoes, purple top turnips and Brussels sprouts and baked a piece of salmon along with it.
It’s been a long day and I am falling asleep while typing this…I have 5:30 a.m. clients tomorrow so I need to get to bed.
Have you ever dealt with lost luggage? How did you deal?
Have you ever tried roasted turnips? I just started making them recently and love them!