This is the first time in my life where getting to the airport requires a trip in itself! BHW and I took a morning shuttle from our house to the airport. The trip is 2 hours and includes driving up and over the Rocky Mountains! Aside from the length of the tip, we had some pretty wild weather! It first started with heavy rain and quickly turned into blinding hail. I was so glad to not be driving.. we had such a good driver (Thanks Debbie from CME!).. and it really took the stress off the trip!
We got to the airport in once piece and with plenty of time to spare. We grabbed a coffee and a beer before we headed to our own terminal. I exchanged some of our US dollars and called my momma before we boarded. All morning BHW and I had been a bit worried about the size of my pack being able to fit as a carry on. It's a slim bag but it's a little too tall. We were one of the first to board and luckily the two people in front of us got snagged for bags too big so I quickly and quietly slipped past and got my bag on with no problem. This likely won't be the case for the other flights, but we'll see!
Our flight took off at 6PM and we watched movies and dozed on and off throughout the flight. It was one of the bumpiest flights I've ever been on but everything went fine! We landed at 7AM the following day.. so head on over to the next post to read about our 18 hours in Iceland!