I’m sitting in my hotel room in Florida, and jetlag has brought the hammer down today. I think I’d better sit, and be still…let my body and mind catch up to each other.
So, if I remember correctly, I was getting ready to board the plane for Zurich. I like to board early, and get my stuff sorted. The lounge attendants had other ideas, they really did not want me to leave when boarding started. So, I sat back down, I was really curious as to what they had planned. Finally an attendant comes over and gets me, and hands me off to someone else who leads me to the gate, where boarding is in full swing. I have my boarding pass and passport ready, and she leads me to the front of the line. She takes my boarding pass, presents it to the security officer, hands me back the stub, and leads me down the jetway…past all those people waiting in line as if they don’t exist.
I changed into the pjs provided and went straight to sleep. 6 hours later, I was ready to enjoy my meal. Caviar, beef consomme, lobster thermidor, cheese with a lovely port. I have to stop here and rhapsodize over that lobster. It was perfectly cooked, sweet and moist and just delicious.
In Zurich, I managed to make it through my layover without going to sleep. I got a dayroom anyway, so I could shower and put myself back together. There are 2 available in the first class lounge – bed, shower, sink.
The cabin crew on my last flight to Miami were amazing – they made it one of my best flights ever. I didn’t quite manage to stay awake, I passed out around 2 hours out of Miami. I woke up just in time to change out of the pjs provided and brush my teeth.
By the time I landed, delirium had set in, and I couldn’t find my way out of the airport! Luckily, I got the limo driver on the phone and he told me where to go – I met him on the curb, and we were off to Fort Lauderdale.
Once I made it to my room, I took a sleeping pill and crashed. I slept the whole night through, and woke around 6:30am to another beautiful day in sunny south Florida.