April 14, 2010

North Carolina: Check

I am HOME!  The flights were long, and stressful, and due to the time differences, my body felt as it were well past 2 am before I even walked through my front door.  But we made it.  And the cats survived.  And all was well.  Here is a quick and dirty run down of my impressions of the trip.  Pictures should follow when I'm recovered and not busy doing something else.

SBA - Do NOT go through security until you have used the bathroom and eaten or anything else you need.  Because their two gates have nothing but a few seats.
LAX - Man LAX, you really disappointed me.  I mean, you were definitely not the worst airport I've ever been to, but since you're in LA, I just expected you to at least look cool.  That's sort of LA's thing, right?  Though, if I'm being honest, I would have to say that it has been my experience that is LA's lie.
O'Hare - You know I love you O'Hare.  I don't even have to keep telling you.
RDU - Oooh, your new terminal is lovely!  Those lofty, arching wooden beams are so creamy and rich, I just want to run my hands over them and whisper sweet nothings to them.  You may not be big and full of shops, but you were glistening, and open, and you fed us just fine.  Thank you.
DFW - Screw you Dallas.  Well, your Skylink is pretty cool, but the rest of you sucks.  You would think that such a uniquely shaped airport would have more going for it, but you would be wrong.  I will avoid you in the future whenever possible.

American Airlines - I don't have any complaints, other than nearly spending the night in both Dallas and LA, but really, what airline doesn't promise to leave you stranded somewhere?  (What?  They don't promise that??  Well... they should, because it almost always happens.)  But I don't have any compliments either.  Don't be offended.  The only airline I've ever loved was KLM.

The Franklin - Snazzy rooms.  We had a king size bed that came with a down comforter and no less than 12 pillows, and I kid you not, half of those were down as well.  I reveled in using four at a time, while DS made fun of me and stuck to one.  I didn't accidentally bump into his sweaty sleeping self once, and it was glorious.  (Accidentally mind you, I wasn't avoiding him; but really, why do guys get so gross while they're asleep?)  There was an LCD tv on the wall, and all the fabrics in the room were luxuriously woven jacquards and patterns.  Also, I actually liked the free toiletries, which is really rare.  The breakfast service in the dining room was rather slow, but I can't say whether that was due to our timing (we got there right after a huge party), or if it is always that way.  The food was good though.

Raleigh - I only saw your airport.. so... maybe next time?  Sorry buddy.
Durham - You have both a Kroger and an REI, which makes you infinitely better than my current locale.  So hurray!  Also, Duke Gardens was in bloom.  Lovely.
Chapel Hill - You're an odd one, because you think you're some kind of small town with your little main street and your lack of big business.  But you're no small town I've ever seen.  You're like the small town rich people made for themselves.  Like Disney's Main Street USA, all clean and stuff.  That being said, you are lovely.  I wish I was one of those rich people, so I could have one of your mansions.
Carrboro - What little I saw of you was pretty cool, though I will admit that was only two restaurants.  They were scrumptious.
Hillsborough - Now you!  I could live in you.  You remind me of what my hometown was before it exploded.  <3!  You don't have a Kroger though *tear*

Up next: Philadelphia, PA - April 29-May 2.  Anyone know anything about living around UPenn?  We are taking advice before our trip.


Bee said...

Ha! I have to laugh at your description of Chapel Hill...very true! Still - At least it's clean! I like Carrboro a lot, my brother lives there and I spent a few months there staying with a friend. I also miss Kroger a lot, there are 2 major grocery chains up here (cub and rainbow) and 1 high end chain (Lunds/Byerlys). I noticed that the south has a lot more variety in that at least! Glad you made it home safely!

Dragonslayer said...

Seriously, everything about LA is disappointing. That place just sucks.

kimberlina said...

yea. dallas is hella boring, sadly. though willie lives there! kind of rad. and close to ft worth.