And we begin at the beginning, a very good place to start. Some of you may be playing today with April Fools Jokes, but lots of us are starting our Blog Challenge because it's April 1.
AIRPORTS (or Adena Mounds, an A post)
Airports are a necessary evil of lots of travel, they can make or break you. Think about your needs, your family needs don't just assume everything will happen the way you want or need it to. Think BEFORE you go. Airports are busy, loud, dirty and generally inconvenient places. None of that makes for a pleasant day to start or end your travels.
Food is generally expensive at airports, and typically not all that good. What time are you traveling, can you...should you eat before? Should you take snacks in your bag? Often the place you might prefer to eat isn't where your gate is. Look at the airport maps BEFORE you go, have a plan. This is particularly important if you're traveling with small children and or a senior who walks with a cane or needs a wheel chair. Airports are large and often not that easy to navigate.
I mentioned their dirty, do you really want to sit on the floor where thousands of people have walked with their shoes? Parents this is particularly directed to you. DON'T allow your children to wallow on the floor.
Yes, airports are dirty and people who leave their trash behind them only make matters worse. Don't be a slob and leave you chip bag on the floor along with your half finished big Slurpee. It's guaranteed to get knocked over and cause a mess.
Airports are loud, people are talking, there are announcements, radio's and games on. Hello...you're not here along, turn down the volume or better yet plug in your ear phones. There's no reason why the other 300 travelers crammed into that one gate need to hear your head banging garbage you call music...or the beep beep beep of the kids game.
Pillows, why do people drag their pillows with them? I do mean drag. They flop them on the suitcases, on the floor, on the seats both in the airports and planes where thousands have been before them, then they sleep on them with all those germs and wonder why they always get sick when they travel...hum! If you must tote your pillow like it's your safety blanket but it in a plastic bag to keep it clean
Cell phones, wonderful tools. Can't travel without them; but...........hold it to your ear and talk, like we all did back in the dark ages with a real phone. Don't put the speaker on. We really don't need or want to listen to several hundred conversations about who ate what for dinner the night before and like he said she said, know what I mean.