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Lounges & Layovers| South Africa, Day 1

Saturday, September 15, 2018
3 AM came very early.  I had made the questionable decision that week to try and go to sleep a little earlier and wake up a little earlier each day. I should know better by now that my pre-trip anxiety was going to lead to a night of troubled sleep regardless of any sleep prep I'd done. I slept very lightly until Francisco came in a little after 3:30 to get me up. He had pre-booked an Uber the night before for around 4:10. A half hour to get ready goes by very quickly - especially when I decide to also get one last YouTube video posted lol! 

This was our first time using Uber, and we had a really positive experience. The guy was very polite and professional, offering us mints and helping get our bags into his pick-up truck.
Our flight left CVG at 6:00 AM, and it was less than an hour and a half until we landed at Washington Dulles International Airport. I've heard questionable things about airplane coffee, so I opted for an orange juice and starte…

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