August 30, 2017 – Today started out pretty normal. I woke up and went to work. Eric had the day off so he stayed home and got our house ready for us to be gone for 3 weeks. The only reason I had to go in was because I had a client in the office. Luckily, I got to leave around 11:45am.
We had already packed the night before so there was really nothing left to do when I got home. We ate lunch and then it was off to the airport in an Uber at 1:30pm.
Neither of us are much for leaving anything to chance which is why we got to the airport 3 hours early :). You just never know!
The line at security was nothing. We got through in 10 min and headed to the lounge. This was both of our first times in the airport lounge (not Delta Sky, the other one). We had been told it was awful. Here’s my take: it’s not swanky, but it sure beats sitting outside our gate for 2 hours. Regardless of lackluster service, you still get free food and drinks. Maybe we just aren’t high maintenance? Moving on…
Around 4:40pm we decided to make our way to our gate. That’s when we realized we weren’t leaving from terminal F where we already were, we needed to be in E… HA! So on to the plane train we went. I have never seen the plane train so empty. We had an entire car to ourselves.
We boarded pretty quickly and left right on time. Our plane was completely full of course.
This is so boring, I’m sorry! Literally nothing crazy or exciting happened, but I can’t document our trip without a Day 1!
Our flight was relatively uneventful and didn’t feel too long. I think we both slept about 2hrs each. Dinner was gross, but breakfast was pretty good!
I forgot to mention something a little interesting that happened when we were boarding. 2 US border patrol agents escorted a guy on to our plane before everyone boarded. When we got off in Brussels we saw him standing to the side with the police. He wasn’t in handcuffs or anything and he had a bag… I’m so curious what that was all about!
Since I’m technically on day 2, see the next post for the rest of Brussels and arriving in Paris!