It seems I never can make it to the airport without being stressed, so I tend to get there really early. Even when I get to the airport with plenty of time, there is a certain amount of anxiety that follows me. I don’t dislike flying, but it’s not my favorite thing to do, even though I love LOVE traveling. I’ve missed quite a few flights because of anxiety, so in order to feel better, sometimes I get to the airport ridiculously early. That’s ok though, because I am not rushed, and not being rushed cuts down on some of those anxious feelings. Today, I am at the airport, with 2 hours to spare. I had plenty of time to stand in line at Chic-fil-a, and when my cashier went to the back to get cups, and took at least 5 minutes, she was so very apologetic and I was smiling, not in a hurry at all (when most people around me were tapping their toes and glancing nervously around). After breakfast I have time to get some Starbucks, and attempt to quiet my mind.
Maybe I am little silly for being so early. But today, it has given me some time to go through Europe photos. I forgot about that little trip we took from Lisbon to Costa da Caparica! How could I forget? We rented bikes at the crack of dawn, biked to the fairy (45 minutes) and after a 30 minute fairy ride we biked another 45 minutes to the beach. Lisbon in itself is simply magical, but the added bonus of being close to beautiful beaches, makes it an unforgettable destination.