As travel days go the one to the Carnival Vista cruise was pretty short and easy.
San Diego Airport and Flight
My flight was at 8 am but we wanted to get there a bit earlier than I would normally to avoid Friday morning traffic so got there at 6 am. I needed to check a bag with United and had a short line there. The security lines were long. Even TSA precheck which I get due to global entry took a very long time.
Then I wanted to find breakfast since they weren’t selling any food on board. Many places are still closed which is a little perplexing since air traffic is nearly back up to the levels of two years ago. No sit down restaurants were open this early in Terminal 2. This makes the lines at the open ones even worse.
I finally got a breakfast sandwich and bottle of water of Camden Foods and took it to the empty food court to eat.
After eating it was only 20 minutes before boarding started so I found my gate for the brief wait. I was boarding group 3 and found my seat (12A) in Economy Plus. Nearly every seat went out with a body in it. I watched the movie, “The Father”, on United Entertainment and don’t recommend it. at all.
We were give a choice of cookie or pretzels for snack along with drink choice. After watching a couple of episodes of “Grace and Frankie” on my iPad we arrived about 10 minutes early.
I’m happy to note there were not any people causing problems on my flight about wearing a mask.
Houston Airport and Hotel
My luggage came quickly and then I called the hotel to find out where to meet the shuttle. She gave me the door number to wait outside of and said it would be 15-20 minutes. It was about 30 minutes but traffic into the airport was horrendous.
I was able to get into my room directly. It was a nice large room for one person with a couch and desk.
The bathroom situation was weird. There was a small room with the toilet and a super small sink (airplane small).
Then a second larger room with the shower and another sink. I have a view of the pool.
But pan out and I am looking at one of the parking vendors who have bright lights on all night. Fortunately the curtains kept that light out.
There wasn’t a restaurant at the hotel like it says on the website but right next door is a Courtyard which has a bistro open at 4 pm. I was hungry since I hadn’t had lunch and ordered a combo lunch/dinner using Uber Eats. My chosen restaurant was Cracker Barrel.
I love it and there isn’t one in San Diego. The order took nearly an hour to arrive so it was closer to 4 pm when I finally got to eat but it did the trick.
This cell phone alert was interesting and a sign of the times we live in.
I went to bed fairly early after having such a early day and slept well. Tomorrow I cruise!