Unexpected Accommodations

I don’t know about you but the only fun part about “traveling” is actually getting to my destination. I am not a big fan of the airplane ride or waiting at airports but it’s something that you must endure when traveling to get to where you need to go. Since 9 times out of 10 I travel alone, I am use to waiting literally hours to get on a plane without anyone in my ear telling me they’re hungry, tired, bored, etc… so I can pretty much just deal with it.
 
 
 
     I had a 10 hour layover in Amman, Jordan & to my surprise “Royal Jordanian” gave everyone on the plane waiting for this connecting flight FREE accomodations at the “Golden Tulip” hotel. No other airline has ever done such a nice thing, so I was kind of panicking at first. I told the man that I didn’t have any “Jordanian Dinars” but he assured me that this was a courtesy service included for our particular flight. It was especially nice for those traveling with children. So we all got on the shuttle bus headed for that hotel. We each got our own room which was nice. Guess what else they did? They provided us all with a complimentary dinner inside the hotel’s restaurant.
 
 
 
     After I ate, I went back to my room and tried to get some rest on an actual bed since I had a flight totaling 8 hours 45 minutes, departing at 3:15 AM. I was really tired because the night before I only got like 3 hours of sleep. It was 7:21 PM when I last looked at the clock. I fell asleep with the TV on which is something I rarely do. I woke up on and off because my friend called me like 8 times (no joke) but every time I answered, it dropped because the phone was “roaming!” I was able to text to let him know I was safe though. What’s the longest flight/road trip you ever took?    
 
     Mine was when I was 19 years old. I packed up all my stuff and moved from Ohio to Arizona that trip took me literally 29 hours. I was in a Uhaul truck & drove straight through without stopping to rest and used “NoDoz” pills to stay awake. Here’s the even crazier part I moved there with no family, no friends, no job lined up, NADA, just an apartment that I found on the internet. I left for no reason other than wanting a better life and that goal did not seem obtainable where I was living at the time. My “balls” fell off during the trip when I got on that long stretch of the highway with NO street lights, only a few cars/trucks that pass you then disappear, and no civilization in sight for miles.
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