Our last morning in Hong Kong had me thinking about the movie Groundhog Day. Bill Murray re-lives the same day over and over again. Honestly, I hate the movie. I haven’t seen it in years, and I refuse to watch it. Every time he wakes up I remember thinking, “not again!” It makes me want to bang my head against a rock. My rant on this horrible movie does lead to something, I swear. While I thankfully didn’t experience the days events over and over again, I did re-live Saturday, May 18 twice, which is what had me thinking of Groundhog Day to begin with.
We caught a 9AM flight out of Hong Kong, and 16+ hours later we arrived in New York, still on Saturday, May 18, with most of the day to go.
My mind = blown.
One thing I loved about Hong Kong International was the free Wi-Fi. This made it perfectly okay getting to the airport early for our flight home. I refused to catch up on work just yet, and instead wanted to watch the season finale of Once Upon A Time. Unfortunately, due to International copyright laws I couldn’t. Bummer.
Anyway, we eventually boarded our flight on Cathay Pacific, and geared up for the extremely long ride home. I was so nervous about flying across the world, and honestly, it wasn’t that big of a deal. I think I have my Dr. to thank for that statement, as he provided the pills that knocked me out.
When I wasn’t sleeping, I caught up on movies I hadn’t seen yet (Silver Linings Playbook, anyone? So good!). I did get a little stir-crazy towards the end, but overall, it wasn’t bad. And those seats we upgraded to? Best. Decision. Ever. We had so much leg room!
Cathay Pacific charges an extra $100 per person for two of the three exit row seats. We snagged one of the two, but upgraded so last minute that the only other seat available was the one they don’t charge anything extra for. This seat is the one next to the emergency exit door. There’s no up-charge for it because it has the exit door’s “bump” in the way. I feel like I’m giving away a huge secret here, but this was the best seat!!! I had plenty of room to spread out and the bump was amazing (hello, I got to relax with my feet up)!
While the flight ended up being nothing to freak out over, the immigration line coming back into JFK was another story. It. Took. Forever.
So get this… Once we dropped our things off at our place I had to head to urgent care. Remember those bug bites I talked about getting? Well, my reaction to them ended up not being so good.
Nothing a little medicine couldn’t cure, but so uncomfortable! Also, proof on why it’s important to get the recommended shots prior to traveling places. You never know what mosquitos may carry! This could have ended up being a lot worse.