Slept in a bit on the morning of January 14, but not really because Cera and I needed to get up kinda early to finish packing and head to a dumb presentation for TimeShare _:(´□`」 ∠):_ When we were checking in a few days ago, this really SUPER happy concierge was babbling about how we get a gift card just by listening a presentation for a few hour and we agreed cause a) we wanted to get to our room ASAP and he was just going on and on b) free money for more merch shopping…
White chocolate for early snack LOL… Didn’t finish my dessert from Be Our Guest Dining.
I remembered being tuned out and just disagree with everything and the saleslady gave up on me. Yep. She also asked us what time we need to leave to the airport and I guess 10:30 am doesn’t really registered with her.
We promptly left at 10:30 to head back to our rooms to grab our luggage and lo-and-behold, our key bands didn’t work and it seems like our room was locked and housekeeping was reading to clean the room. щ(ºДºщ)
W.T.F. We were told that our check out time can be push back if we agree to go to that dumb presentation but I guess concierge didn’t really COMMUNICATE with the rest of the front staff/put a note in the file… So Cera went down, all the way to reception, to
yell talk to the front staff and I stay guarding the door to prevent housekeeping from happening.
Angrily going to the wait corner….
Somehow I have both of our phones so the communication line is down… HAHA we are so smart… Cera made it back and apparently the lock system automatically lock at 9 am as it is the regular check out time. ʕ •̀ o •́ ʔ Right…
We grabbed our luggages and off to the airport with Mears transport, this time the driver was super duper nice!
Got to the airport at 11 am, plenty time to spare with last minute shopping at Universal Studios store, go through TSA and walk to the gate…
Boy we were wrong…
Checking in went relatively well and we went to the Universal Studios store to get some some last minute merch like pins, overpriced journals, and luggage accessories. Store clerk was super nice and wrapped our purchase super well for us! He was just a bit chatty so early in the morning (even though it’s like 11 am ish LOL)
Then, we made our way to TSA and our carry-on suitcase got flagged… WTF. So we have to line up for examination which took &^#@(^ FOREVER. We were behind a couple with kids who also got their luggages flagged. Poor kid was crying since the TSA needed to swab baby formula… (；￣Д￣）
Throughout the TSA line, there was only ONE agent assign to do second examination… Like why?! And the lady was SUPER SLOW. щ(ಥДಥщ) whyyyyy
Cera and I have to sit in the corner with frustrated parents and their fussy kids for SO SO SOOOO LONG.
Finally, after what seems like forever, we got called. It turned out, the Time Turner was the item that got flagged because it looked suspicious on the scanner.. W.T.F. Also, luckily, a new TSA agent checked our suitcase and he knew that our Harry Potter merchs are totally harmless and sent us on our merry way.
We stopped by the lounge to grab a light lunch. There was a candy bar with GUMMY BEARS!! 😀 Made me so happy after TSA stress.
We left the airport lounge about an hour before our flight to slowly head to the gate. We have to take the airport train to our gate. The sign told us to take the train on the right and we did, but it was weird, because it doesn’t seemed to stop at the gate that we wanted. SO we took the same train back and decide to ask an airport staff just in case.
While waiting for the next train, an airport staff said that there is a faster way to get to our termial/gate and that he can guide us through the shortcut. Great! Since this dude knows his way at the airport, we decide to trust him and hopped into the airport train on the left.
The door that were suppose to open didn’t because the other side of the terminal had constructions going on so the only exit is to leave security…. The staff was really nice and tried to reason with the airport train staff to either a) open the door on the other side of the train or b) send us back with the same train.
This train is one way and one way only… and WE HAVE TO LINE UP THROUGH TSA AGAIN FFFFFFFFFFFF (ﾉಥДಥ)ﾉ︵┻━┻･/
The airport staff was really apologetic and convince one of the TSA agent to let us through the shortest line – the disability line *sigh*… Better than nothing. While in line, Cera was furiously unpacking her Time Turner from the suitcase, cause there is NO WAY we are letting that merch get flagged again. We don’t have time to waste because boarding literally started as we were waiting at TSA.
Cera refilled her empty Gillyweed water bottle from the lounge and because no liquids are allowed through TSA, the bottle was, unfortunately, got tossed out. RIP Gillyweed bottle. I guess we’ll get a new one in 5 years LOL.
So we made our way through the detectors…
…angrily made out way through TSA.. AGAIN
And our carry-on suitcase and duffel bag came out the scanner without any trouble. Cera took the suitcase and Time Turner and went into a corner for speed packing, while I wait and grab my stuff, our shoes to be out of the conveyor belt so we can run to our gate.
We made it with 10 minutes to spare. I was not ready to cardio at the airport…
After a few hours, we landed at Houston, Texas for our super short layover. I also went to pick up a souvenir mug from Starbucks for mom cause she collect ridiculous heavy, mugs and she was being picky with the Disney mugs…
Went to the Centurion lounge again for snacks and coffee. I didn’t get drunk this time with free alcohol… yay me.
We got a nice doggo sitting in our aisle 🙂 The flight back was ok, was able to distract myself from a fussy kid that was sitting in the row behind. That kid, omg, was not disciplined well because she was having a severe tantrum THE ENTIRE FLIGHT. Cera almost turned around to yelled at the parents for their poor parenting. The poor lady was clutching her dog in distress cause she was SOOOOOOO anxious and annoyed.
Made it back to Vancouver to – 0 degree and SNOWING and it was SNOWING real hard to the point that there was a snow day, 2 days after we got back. I’m glad, I bought a warm jacket LOL
Touching down at YVR airport…
LANDED IN THIS CHAOS