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Official start of vacation!

And we are off...

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Once I finished up my work day and we got Lauren on her flight, we decided to grab something to eat. While initially hesitant, Eric was finally open minded to trying "Chicken and Waffles". Shake your head as you may, but fried chicken served over golden waffles with maple syrup and butter, is DELICIOUS! Pair that with our first cold and yummy vacation beer and you have quite the dinner : )

We opted to stay at the beautifully renovated Courtyard Scottsdale Old Town for the night, its proximity to the airport and wildly passionate staff, made it a no brainier! The rooms are modern and sleek and the bed linens fluffy and soft. It even has great wifi service. (I have it on good authority they just upgraded their router and added bandwidth!) Combined with its location in Scottsdsle and all of the great dining, shopping and entertainment in the area, we were glad to start our vacation this way. Yes, that was a shameless plug for my very own hotel, but it really was awesome and fun to experience the new rooms first hand! I digress... Back to our dinner...Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles is right across the street, and the atmosphere is pretty cool. It was a Friday night and they had a DJ. The GM Josh and our bartender Keenan were great.

After a good night sleep, we got up waaaaaaay too early as we needed to get to the airport. Thanks to Doug and the team at DC Transportation, we arrived in style in a luxurious black SUV with tinted windows. We felt like jet setters!


We were pretty excited to get on our way and catch a flight to Detroit. We got right on and Delta gave us seats in "Economy Comfort" a section just behind first class. Pretty nice! A little extra leg room and upgraded snacks. Who doesn't love snacks?

So here we sit..waiting to know our traveling fate. When flying standby, you have to be patient and flexible. Our goal is to get to Paris, but if that doesn't go our way, we will simply dance in the moment and try to get to Amsterdam, London, or Rome. We simply look at it as an adventure! More to come...

Posted by Kemnitzer 13:40 Archived in USA Tagged planes courtyard detroit delta chicken-and-waffles dc_transportation

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So very excited for you both! I look so forward to experiencing through your journey ✈️

by Roz

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