Sometimes traveling looks like planning for months, trying your best to plan out everything you want to do, and sometimes it looks like a really cheap flight from a budget airline to a place you’ve never been. Our trip to Portland was the latter. A pretty price and a free weekend added up to our first adventure on our crossing off the States!
To make the deal even sweeter, we went to a pub with friends we hadn’t seen in a while the night before leaving, and as we’re catching up over a pint Courtney says “We’re going to Portland tomorrow.”
“Shut up. Are you flying Frontier?”
“Oh my gosh, yes. What time, 4:23?”
And thus unofficial travel buddies were made of the four of us, even if it was for only a brief time that night.
Another good travel sign was the fact our Uber driver to get us to the airport asked us, “How are ye?” With a wonderous Irish accent. Matt was also pleased that the driver also asked where he was from (if you’ve heard Matt talk, you might trace a bit of a British-sounding accent…but despite his wishes, Matt is not British)!
After landing, we got our bearings in order and confirmed with each other: this is the first brand-new-to-both-of-us place we’ve been since 2016. And we couldn’t be happier to be here together.