I didn't toss and turn before finally being able to relax my mind.
Nor did I wake up during the middle of the night.
Nor was I tossed into a world of nightmares and plushie-stealing friends.
Maybe it's since I was extremely exhausted from sleeping less than 3 hours though. And why did I only sleep such a small amount? Well, that story is what I'm about to tell you.
As we were told that Southern Ontario would be hit by a mega snowstorm this (past) weekend - which it was, as many of my friends are still suffering from power outages, my parents thought it'd be a good idea to spend the night prior to our flight at a hotel close to the airport to avoid completely missing our flight due to being unable to get to the airport on time on the morning of.
So after finishing my exams on Friday and speed-packing everything I could possibly need for a period of 10 days (and inevitably forgetting some things while doing so), we checked into the hotel late Saturday afternoon.
Though I did find this particular item to be quite interesting.
The air conditioning/heat kept on turning on and off throughout the night, making it impossible to sleep in peace. Having only slept for approximately 2-3 hours, and then proceeding to wake up around 5 AM, I can't say I was the happiest person to be around.
It was around this point that we realized our flight had been moved earlier, causing us to rush to the terminal to check in.
Upon arriving, we were quite taken aback to discover that the check-in line extended all the way from the long winding line in front of the counter to the borders of the security scanners.
When we finally reached the counter around 6:50 AM, the lady informed us our flight had in fact been reschedule to depart at 7:10.
Needless to say, what followed that sentence was a blur of rushing through security and running to the gate. Once we boarded though, we again realized another fact: there was no one else on the plane yet.
The lady at the check-in counter had actually misread the boarding time to be the departure time (*FACEPALM*).
The rest of the passengers actually boarded around 7:35 AM. And after a long de-icing process, we lifted off around 9:30 AM, an hour and a half after our original scheduled time of 8:00 AM.
...to be continued in Part II !