Friday September 23rd 2016
It was a tiring, yet painless little trip from Malaga to NYC. I’m glad to be home again!
Monday September 19th and Tuesday September 20th 2016
Slept fine. Did a much needed chore before getting ready to go on our flight. Meli was packing up with her friend Paige to bike 100 miles to create an art sculpture in someone’s home in New Jersey. Pretty cool.
It was rainy and cloudy. I like leaving a city on a rainy day. We took the train to 34th St. Penn Station. Got big smoothies for breakfast and I got a bagel for later. The smoothies were huge. It took me from when we got on the train to Newark airport to when we checked in to finish it. It would help us get through the flight. Check in was easy because we had no bags to check in. We only brought our two rolling backpacks and our violins. That hasn’t happened since we flew to Madeira in 2010. We’ll only be in Malaga, Spain until Friday.
We were 3 hours early to our flight. I realized I’d forgotten my contact case and solution. I found a place to buy some, thankfully. We were both really tired. I fed Thoth my bagel, and had some myself. We boarded the plane for our 6 hour flight. It was pretty painless, relatively speaking. Flying back to NYC will be harder. Thoth tried to sleep, but it’s impossible to sleep on planes.
We landed somewhere around 5am, went through border control, another security and then to wait for our next one
hour flight to Malaga. It was getting painful. I checked my email and organized a way to pick up the keys to the apartment we’d be staying. The second flight was harder. We had to go on a bus to get to this very tiny plane. Annoying. Really cramped, too. Ugh.
We landed at 11am in Malaga, jumped off the plane and grabbed a cab to get the keys. Our taxi driver helped us a lot. We got to the apartment (rented for us by the bride and groom to be.) We wandered around looking for food. Both of us were too tired and cranky. We went home and Thoth found a mall area on Google maps that had food. We walked over there and had some Asian food. Yum. Eating when you’re hungry is an amazing experience.
We went home and got in bed. Slept for 3 hours or a little more. I edited the vlogs and my blog. At 9 we went back to the Asian place for more food. If we were doing this on our own we wouldn’t be eating two meals, but everything’s being paid for on this trip by the wedding couple. Thoth got some ice cream, we stayed up until 11pm and then crashed.