Bags have been checked. Gone through security. Now I'm sitting on the floor next to an outlet for one last report in the U.S. before we fly to Santiago, Chile. (I don't have my iPhone, but Mr. Monkey does, and, yes, we brought the laptop, so you will be able to experience our trip with us the next 17 days!)
We dined on chickpea fritters, winter bubble bread, a red pizzette, andouille corn dogs, three different freshwiches, and the Monkeys' perennial favorite, the duck medianoche presswich. Everything was washed down with fresh pomegranate lemonade or accompanied by a pot of hot tea. I'm glad we got to see Brother Monkey and Torry before we left. Totally a great way to bid America adieu!
There was one wrinkle, though. Poor Brother Monkey got a traffic ticket when making an illegal U-turn, which particularly sucks because he got another traffic ticket not long ago. That first ticket was, in fact, the first of his life, not unlike my own recent traffic ticket. Torry got a ticket recently, too! 'Tis the season for tickets in the Monkey family, it seems.
I felt really bad about Brother Monkey's ticket because I was definitely partially to blame. I plan to pay for it when we get back. But for the fact he came to drive us to the airport and but for another parking suggestion of mine, he never would've gotten the ticket! Boooooo!
The guy is blaring over the loudspeaker now. Only 10 more minutes until boarding!
have a blast! I'm happy you'll be keeping us updated with your adventures;)ReplyDelete
YAY! I'm so excited to vacation vicariously!ReplyDelete
Have a great trip! (See, you got me all punctuation happy!!!!)
Sad for the ticket-fest. :(ReplyDelete
Hope you guys have an easy flight and fun trip!
Have a wonderful trip!!!!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful time! :)ReplyDelete
MIssed you today, but so happy about your trip and looking forward to your South American blogs.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous trip!!ReplyDelete
Have a great trip! Found your blog via the magic of Google Reader and had to comment on this. I've been living in Santiago for 4 months now (spent 6 months here studying 2 years ago and kept coming back), and Chile is an absolutely gorgeous country - enjoy it!ReplyDelete
Bon Voyage! Can't wait to read about your adventure!ReplyDelete
Blogging at the terminal is true dedication to your readers. Have a great time!ReplyDelete
enjoy yourself... take lots of photos.ReplyDelete
whee, you'll have internet access even on your trip! so excited for you :)ReplyDelete
Can't wait to read about your trip! Happy travels!ReplyDelete
I'm so giddy for you!!!ReplyDelete
Be safehave tons of fun!!
Hope you have a great trip!ReplyDelete
ahhhh! i'm so excited for you!! have an amazing trip! can't wait to read all about it!ReplyDelete
Be safe! And seriously - you should be out enjoying your vacation and not blogging. You can fill us in when you get back.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful time!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
eee! totally late, but hope you're enjoying.ReplyDelete
[running to go read about day 1.]
Seriously way late but still, I can't believe you brought your laptop.ReplyDelete
several days late, but bon voyage!ReplyDelete
i'm glad you'll be able to blog while you're there. :)