Friday, November 20, 2015

Other Things We've Done

Since we got the US we've done a lot considering the time we've been here. In between our trips though we took one day to do something a little crazy but I was so excited by it. I've had silver (the lowest tier) on Delta Air Lines for a while now, but I was so so close to gold we chose to spend a whole day flying around the US so I could finally get gold. Michael has gold, which is why we've had access to lounges and such in the past year, but I was much closer to qualifying for this year than he is so we both thought it would be good for me to get it for this next year.

We had a crazy early start of 3 a.m. and flew from DC to New York, then to Toronto. I'd never been to Toronto, or Canada for that matter, but this trip was purely to get the miles for my status and not visiting so hopefully I'll be able to make it there eventually! We could see the city from the air though and I got a Canadian stamp in my passport so... that counts, right? In Toronto we went outside and breathed some Canadian air and I had a Canadian Tim Hortons (super exciting) so we kiiiind of were there. From there we flew to Cincinnati, then we were going to Atlanta and back to DC, but due to a slight delay we managed to snag more miles by routing ourselves to Memphis, then Atlanta and then to DC.

We got in just after midnight but I got all my miles, got my gold status and it was super exciting. I know you're all thinking I'm a bit crazy, but hey, that's alright. Because now I have access to lounges, priority boarding, priority bag drop and check in, etc. on my own accord and that's pretty cool.

Other than that, I've been reading a lot of Agatha Christie novels through my Australian library book app. I asked the library before we left Melbourne if I needed to renew my subscription each year but it's every two so I get one more year out of free books before I lose it even though I no longer live there. I'm totally loving Christie's Hercule Poirot books. In the past I hadn't read much of them but after a couple I totally fell in love with the character because he's peculiar and hilarious and brilliant, and I'm in awe of Christie's ability to craft these stories with such crazy endings that I would never suspect.

In other news I've had an annoying cold that seems to be taking its sweet time going away. First I had a sore throat, then I was congested and now I have a cough. Here's to hoping it's gone by the end of this weekend! 

I realized I wrote this whole post yesterday but completely forgot to publish it. Oops! Sorry about that! 


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