Getting to Spain

Considering how our trip started, I wasn’t sure what to expect for the rest of the week.

Remember how I posted the morning we were leaving and said I’d post again from my parent’s house? Yeah.

That was the plan.

Our flight from Norfolk –> Philly was supposed to leave around 6 that evening and the flight to Madrid was leaving Philly at 9 pm. My dad got notice that our flight from Norfolk was going to be leaving 2 hours late, which means we would have missed our flight to Spain so we ended up getting on a 3:50 flight out of Norfolk.

Talk around running around like crazy!

My dad got the call that we could be put on the 3:50 flight while he was still at work, so around 1:30 that afternoon, my mom, sister, Nick and I scarfed down some sandwiches and got all the stuff ready. As soon as my dad got home, we packed up the car, said goodbye to my Mammaw, and hit the road to the airport.

It was SO crazy and rushed that I was singing “Run, Run, Rudolph” in the car – you know the scene from Home Alone :) It FELT that crazy.

BUT – we got the airport in time and that flight was delayed just a little, so we were able to catch our breath while waiting to board the plane.




The flight from Norfolk to Philly was only 45 minutes and went by pretty quickly.




We took some photos, checked out all the snow on the ground, and were in Philly before we knew it.

We ended up having about a 3 hour layover, but that worked out well since we had to get money changed over and take a shuttle to a different terminal.

Around 9 pm Thursday night, we were finally on way to Madrid!


I had to get proof that I actually went :)


And the plane from Philadelphia –> Madrid was the BIGGEST plane I’ve ever been on! I know it’s probably small compared to others, but this was the first 3 row plane I’ve been in, so I was excited.


After flying overnight, we landed in Madrid at 10 am (Madrid time) on Friday and the adventure began…


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  1. Oh what fun…I can’t wait to hear about your trip! I’ve been on a “big” plane like that before too, they’re BIG. Glad your back.

  2. Oooh leavin’ us in suspense! haha I always have some sort of “crazy” airport experience, I definitely know what you mean about feeling like that scene from Home Alone.

    And I just saw the pics of Maggie from your last post–she grew so much!! :)

  3. That is a huge plane – like ones I’ve seen in movies!

  4. I can’t wait to see all your Spain adventures! Isn’t the Philly airport…well, i’m not going to tell you what i think of the Philly airport :)

  5. Sounds like a crazy morning! Glad you guys finally made it!

  6. I am so excited for Spain recaps!!!! :)

  7. ahhhhh i cannot WAIT for the rest! you and your sister are adorable, by the way :)

  8. I love three row planes. That’w what I flew on for my spanish study abroad.

  9. Oh my goodness! What a crazy way to start a trip. I’ve never been in a plane with three rows. It would be huge to me too!

  10. the only 3 row plane i’ve been on was to my trip to paris and i was just in awe of how big it was too!

  11. Oh my goodness! Just glad ya’ll were able to get there! Can’t wait to read more

  12. I don’t travel by plane that often, but I have an unnatural fear of missing my flight – so I usually get to the airport HOURS before I have to! :D

    Glad you were able to catch your breath!

  13. You and your sister look SO much alike (I’m sure you’ve heard this before ;) )

    Looking forward to part 2!

  14. I love how you and your family look so much alike! you can just tell you are all related. love it.

  15. ugh the Philly airport. We transferred to Philly on our way to Italy last summer and it was a nightmare!!!!

    You and your sister look so much alike. How cute!

  16. You and your family look SO MUCH ALIKE! I love it!

  17. Welcome home! Sounds like your trip got off to quite the adventurous start. I can’t wait to hear more. :)

  18. quite the travel shenanigans. getting there is always the worst part ;) cant wait for the next post!

  19. I cannot wait to see pics from your trip! You and your family look so cute ;)

  20. Love the plane pics. Can’t wait to see the Spain photos! Enjoying the photos after a trip is so nice… :)

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