Tomorrow I leave for the great state of Texas to see my good friend from college, Suji, get hitched.
I am extremely excited to reunite with college friends, eat amazing food, bask in the hot Texan sun and most importantly witness some incredibly cool cultural traditions. Suji is Indian, as is her future husband, so I know the wedding will incorporate some of their Indian culture.
I AM NOT excited to sit in a giant tin can for 4 hours 30,000 feet in the air. As I have explained several times, I am a very nervous flyer.
Nonetheless I had to push my tiny little flying fear for the back of my mind to get ready for my Texas adventure.
How a Sometimes Healthy Girl Preps for Vacay
She rocks out to an old school Boyz II Men Pandora station to get herself pumped up.
She packs for a 10 day vacation just in case she should be stranded down South for an extra week…plus she always needs at least 3 extra pairs of running shorts.
She packs enough healthy snacks to feed the entire plane, just in case the plane is stranded on the runway for 8 hours, circa JetBlue 2007
Healthy snacks include: 1 apple, 2 bananas, 2 english muffins, 10 packs of instant oatmeal, 8 packs of Nestle Hot Cocoa and “clean out your fridge” fruit salad. For the record, I would totally bring Reddi Whip on the plane to enjoy with my hot chocolate, but I think security might have an issue. And oatmeal is so practical to travel with! I just get hot water from the airport or the flight attendant on the plain. It’s soo easy
The all-star of the traveling snacks, however, is the Mile High Trail Mix:
- Gerber Graduates Sweet Potato/Cherry Puffs (yep, toddler cereal)
- Rice Puff cereal
- Popcorners Kettle Popcorn Chips
- crushed cinnamon raisin pretzels
Two glasses of that stuff and I’ll be a happy girl on my plane ride to Texas GOOD NIGHT!