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I found myself in a rotten mood this morning.  I couldn’t go to sleep last night, woke up at 3 AM, and then I couldn’t fall back asleep.  Four hours is really not enough for me.  Especially on a travel day!



Dear Detroit airport:  Your only redeeming feature is the cool concourse connection tunnel.


I mean, getting to the airport at 5:20 and discovering that your flight is delayed, you’ll miss your connection, and you’ll have to drive to your final destination is enough to drive anyone crazy, right?


Breakfast was a PB sandwich and banana.  Brought it from home – so proud of myself.  I get a little lazy about packing meals when I travel, but it’s so much cheaper.

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Bread bags are the new lunch boxes. 


Once I arrived in Detroit, I picked up my rental car and drove to Flint, which is the airport I was suppose to fly into.  I’ve pretty much decided that Delta and the Detroit airport cannot be trusted.


And then, I found myself at this café:


I thought it was a vegetarian restaurant but it wasn’t.  They had some good options, though!


Hummus and blue corn chips:


Which I crushed:


And a vegan chili that was really good:


I was still in a bad mood after lunch. It’s so easy for me to get wrapped up in the small annoyances of everyday life and forgot how good it really is.  Sure, I hate traveling – but I’m traveling to give an Operation Beautiful presentation!  And I’m sooo tired, but it’s just one day.  No big deal!  Right?



  • Aundra @ Fit for Life July 5, 2011, 11:17 am

    That is beyond the sweetest thing I’ve heard today! Rock on for spreading love. Your day is guaranteed to get better now!!

  • Larissa July 5, 2011, 11:18 am

    this really made me happy! awesome !

  • Kat July 5, 2011, 11:20 am

    That was the best post to read first thing in the morning! You are so so sweet! I smiled when I read that 🙂

  • Kate July 5, 2011, 11:20 am

    You definitely need the coffee! That’s only $14.90 😉

  • Lindsey July 5, 2011, 11:21 am

    Thats awesome! I am going to take your advice next time I am in a bad mood! Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning too.

  • Reenie July 5, 2011, 11:22 am

    How sweet of you 🙂

  • Steph @ A Life Without Ice Cream July 5, 2011, 11:23 am

    Great post! Beautiful idea and I’m certain you made her day!

  • Ashley July 5, 2011, 11:23 am

    I was in the Detroit airport for a layover about a month ago and I was so suprised to see that tunnel that connects the two concourses. It’s so cool!

  • Lyndsey July 5, 2011, 11:24 am

    I used to be a waitress. Once on my birthday I received a 100% tip, $60 on $60. It was the best day ever. I am SURE You made that waitress very happy and teary eyed with appreciation. That’s how I felt at least!

  • Angela July 5, 2011, 11:25 am

    LA Cafe is right by my childhood home! 🙂 I remember “discovering” it when I first started driving back in 1996 and thinking it was the coolest, but I haven’t been in probably 12 or 13 years (I live closer to Detroit now). Glad they had some options, though! If you need recs for vegetarian restaurants in the metro Detroit area, I can give you some good ones! Not sure if you have to drive all the way back to Detroit, or if you’ll fly out of Flint. You might have trouble finding something in Flint but there are good ones back toward the Detroit airport. Have a great day!

  • Alicia at Poise in Parma July 5, 2011, 11:25 am

    Your unhappiness for the DTW/Delta combo is making me nervous – our connection home is on Delta through Detroit!

    I’m with ya on traveling with gluten-free treats: there were hardly any options. Thank goodness we can still bring food through security.

  • Casey July 5, 2011, 11:25 am

    Your note gave me the goosebumps! You are pretty darn awesome!

  • Poe July 5, 2011, 11:26 am

    Very, very nice and a great way to shake off a bad mood: focusing on others. I’ll try to pass it on next chance I get.

  • Poe at ThePoeLog July 5, 2011, 11:26 am

    Very, very nice and a great way to shake off a bad mood: focusing on others. I’ll try to pass it on next chance I get.

  • Hillary July 5, 2011, 11:27 am

    You’re awesome, Caitlin. Seriously. Way to put things in perspective and use that mood to help someone else.

    Also, you have the worst luck traveling ever! What’s the deal?!

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged July 5, 2011, 11:30 am

    Doing something nice for someone else is seriously the best way to pick up your own day…I always have the first instinct to just sulk and try to pamper myself to pull myself out of a funk, but reaching out is always a much better (and bigger) way to go!

  • Hannah Hawley July 5, 2011, 11:30 am

    What a great way to make someone elses day and to make yourself smile in the process! Here to an uneventful trip home!

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas July 5, 2011, 11:33 am

    So nice and sweet of you!! 100% tip! 🙂

    We may have different last names.. but my signature looks just like yours!

    I got confused for a second.. had to double check what I was looking at because I was like woo thats my signature!! haha

  • Dori July 5, 2011, 11:36 am

    That was so nice of you! I am the same as you when it comes to adding… sigh. English majors!

  • Marissa July 5, 2011, 11:37 am

    The first and last time I ever rode on a plane was when I was 7–and I still remember that tunnel in the Detroit airport! Loved it; I almost feel off the end of the conveyer belt thingy because I was so entranced by the colors, lol! And don’t feel bad, I didn’t even catch the addition mistake… and I’m not particularly tired at all… just really bad at math, I guess!

  • Marissa July 5, 2011, 11:38 am

    The first and last time I ever rode on a plane was when I was 7–and I still remember that tunnel in the Detroit airport! Loved it; I almost feel off the end of the conveyer belt thingy because I was so entranced by the colors, lol! And don’t feel bad, I didn’t even catch the addition mistake… and I’m not particularly tired at all… just really bad at math, I guess!

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans July 5, 2011, 11:40 am

    That was very nice of you and I am sure that she appreciated it!

  • Colleen July 5, 2011, 11:40 am

    That was so nice of you and a great idea! I hear you on the Detroit airport, TSA there took my yogurt away–too liquidy I guess. 🙁 I hope you enjoy your very quick trip here in Michigan!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday July 5, 2011, 11:40 am

    I fly out of Detroit all the time. I’ve never really had a problem with it. It’s not too busy, it’s easy to get around, and there’s just enough places there to keep you occupied. I love the new terminal that they built a few years back!

  • Anne @strawberryjampackedlife July 5, 2011, 11:40 am

    What a great way to make yourself and someone else feel better! We had a lot of time to kill in the Detroit airport, so my husband and I did an experiment with the train. We raced to see if the train or walking was the fastest way to get from one end of the terminal to other. The winner? The train! Even if you just missed it and had to wait, it was still faster!

  • Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories July 5, 2011, 11:41 am

    That is a wonderful way to pick yourself + someone else up!

    Here’s a link to cheer you up (it’s been cheering me up lately, too):

  • June July 5, 2011, 11:42 am

    I bet that waitress tells this story over and over again. So sweet to include the note!

  • Michelle@Crazy*Running*Legs July 5, 2011, 11:43 am

    So NICE!! I 100% believe in Karma and think that despite the crappy day you’re having so far, it will only get better. Hang in there!!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 5, 2011, 11:44 am

    Aww I love that you did that Caitlin! I bet it totally made her day. I too started off on the wrong foot this morning. At the moment, I’m giving myself one of those mental swift-kick-in-the-backside kind of mental pep talks… and you just helped! 🙂

  • Nikki T July 5, 2011, 11:45 am

    What a great way to better your day 🙂
    Before I read what you wrote I thought it was an OB note on the receipt…never thought to do that before, but next time I’m at a restaurant I will write one on my receipt!
    Hope your presentation goes great!!

  • Kelly July 5, 2011, 11:47 am

    I can only imagine that that tip and note made the server’s day. 🙂

  • Kelly July 5, 2011, 11:47 am

    PS – I threw your old gloves away. I promise you did not want them back, they were crusty. Sorry!!

  • Julia @ Do more feel Good July 5, 2011, 11:48 am

    That is such a nice thing to do! It’s funny how cheering someone else up has the same effect on us!

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} July 5, 2011, 11:49 am

    I’ll admit that it might be pregnancy hormones taking over, but what you did brought tears to my eyes. You are such a great person, Caitlin.

  • Fit Chick Britt July 5, 2011, 11:52 am

    That’s so nice of you! I think you brigthen yours and her day. Have a great speech!

  • Julie @ Shining From Within July 5, 2011, 11:56 am

    I love paying it forward…doing things for others makes me so happy. Even if it’s only holding open a door with a lady and her child in a stroller. It means a lot and it makes me happy knowing I am making someones life a littler easier.

  • Stephanie July 5, 2011, 12:00 pm

    I hate traveling by plane. Something ALWAYS goes wrong. Ugh. I love the note that you left for the waitress…I can’t imagine how she must have felt when she read it! I’m smiling just thinking about it!

  • Kristy@RunTheLongRoad July 5, 2011, 12:00 pm

    I’m sure you MADE her day! What a nice thing to do!

  • Beth (Well I'll Be) July 5, 2011, 12:06 pm

    What a cool way to turn your day around – focus on someone else vs. yourself. You are so positive and amazing. Love it!

  • Amary July 5, 2011, 12:14 pm

    As a detroiter, I’m going to have to agree with you. DTW is usually a mess. You made that womans day! If only more people were so giving. I hope you enjoy your time in the Mitten!

  • jen @ taste life July 5, 2011, 12:17 pm

    You are so sweet! That gesture made me tear up a little – every little bit helps others.

  • Amber K July 5, 2011, 12:19 pm

    What a great idea to turn around a crappy day! Doing something nice for others is somethintg that isn’t first on most people’s lists. And I’m ecstatic that there ARE people out there who also realize that small gestures can mean huge things. That IS Operation Beautiful 🙂 Have a great trip!

  • Stephanie @cookinfanatic July 5, 2011, 12:19 pm

    What an awesome gesture! I bet you totally made her day 🙂

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg July 5, 2011, 12:23 pm

    I’m sure she really appreciated the encouragement!

  • Catie July 5, 2011, 12:23 pm

    LOVE that you did that!!

  • Jess July 5, 2011, 12:24 pm

    PERFECT and completely awesome! Way to embody another meaning of Operation Beautiful!

    Something tells me she’ll never forget your generosity and kindness…

  • Kelly July 5, 2011, 12:24 pm

    Well, you may not be able to add right (without coffee, anyway), but your heart is in the right place. I am always in awe of your attitude and your total commitment to GIVING BACK. You have some pretty damn good karma coming your way, I’d say. 🙂 (And I would honestly never recommend Delta to anyone going anywhere. Especially avoid Delta in Atlanta, too…major nightmares.)

    • Kristie July 5, 2011, 1:17 pm

      Agreed. My worst nightmare is flying Delta and having a layover in Atlanta. They are 5/5 on delays for me, and 2 of those were over 12 hours! 🙁

  • Jane July 5, 2011, 12:27 pm

    Aw, you are so sweet Caitlin. In case it helps your bad mood, I wanted to tell you that you have helped me get healthier – I stopped birth control pills and am now using FAM and I am eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat! You are a pebble that is spreading many many ripples. Thank you and please keep it up! Hope your day gets better! xo.

  • Lauren July 5, 2011, 12:33 pm

    Wow, you are so right! No matter how crappy things are going in our own lives, it’s always so humbling to remember how worse people have off. Glad you were able to have that experience this morning. Have a great trip!

  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 5, 2011, 12:34 pm

    That was really nice of you Caitlin! I always find that doing something sweet for others is one of the best ways out of a bad mood. That and a cup of tea 🙂

  • Jill July 5, 2011, 12:34 pm

    Ahhh! You are in my area! If you have time to kill I would love to meet you in person!

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) July 5, 2011, 12:36 pm

    Good things about DTW – Gayle’s Chocolates at A21 and B16, Ora Oxygen Spa at A45

  • Kris @ tryingtotri July 5, 2011, 12:37 pm

    I believe in leaving good tips, especially travelling in the US (here in Canada, our servers earn minimum wage + tips, which where I live is $10/hour + tips!). It’s my understanding that in most states, servers earn less than minimum (the expectation being the difference will be made up in tips). I also find the service is generally 100% BETTER in the US… making me far more inclined to tip generously!

    Good for you for leaving her a great tip, and I hope your day gets better!

    • Emily July 5, 2011, 4:31 pm

      You’re right- I wait tables in South Carolina & we only make $2.18 an hour! + tips. A lot of people don’t know that, and when they don’t tip us, it really messes up our night!

  • Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers July 5, 2011, 12:38 pm

    Such a sweetheart. I’m sure she appreciated it. I’m eager to hear about your presentation. 🙂

  • Aja July 5, 2011, 12:50 pm

    That is so sweet of you!

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness July 5, 2011, 12:50 pm

    This is such a lovely post! I hear you on the lack of sleep thing, but well done for shifting your perspective – and for packing breakfast, lol!
    Your post reminds me of this quote:
    “cheering somebody else up is the best way to cheer yourself up” such a beautiful sentiment 🙂
    Wishing you all the best for the rest of your journey, and for your presentation <3 xyx

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 5, 2011, 1:01 pm

    oh WOW. That was wonderful of you….so true that serving and reaching out to others is HUGE and helps to make the day brighter 🙂

  • Errign July 5, 2011, 1:04 pm

    So happy to have a person so committed to spread positivity in my life through reading your blog.

    Re: Delta & Detroit – I actually love flying Delta (even though they got me stuck in Japan 24 hours after the earthquake biznazz) and I hate Detroit & always get stuck there. If it’s happened to you more than once, it’s in your favor right them an email about you like flying with them, but are frustrated that multiple times your plans have been disrupted by their intermittent service. You’ll probably get a evoucher towards another flight 🙂

  • Jacqueline July 5, 2011, 1:09 pm

    you’re amazing! great job.

  • Krystina (Organically Me) July 5, 2011, 1:15 pm

    You’re awesome 😀

  • sarah July 5, 2011, 1:17 pm

    If you have the time, I would read this short article on tipping: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/06/24/137346289/why-we-tip

    There are a ton of reasons why people do (and should) tip, but charity ain’t one of them. Servers are professionals, and although it was decent to tip generously, I can’t help but wonder if the “two kids” remark would rub her the wrong way…because it rubs me the wrong way. In a similar situation, I’d rather you stiff me than think you gave me a tip because you feel bad for me.

    • Caitlin July 5, 2011, 2:08 pm

      She’s the one who said she was struggling to pay for
      two kids on tips. It’s not like I projected this on her

      And I disagree that tips shouldn’t be charity. I used
      to work for tips and it was really nice when someone acknowledged the
      fact that I did a good job AND was underpaid (and waitresses
      usually don’t even make minimum wage as a
      base). The system is screwed up and there’s nothing wrong with helping one another. Just my opinion.

      • Cyclist Kate July 5, 2011, 4:50 pm

        Caitlin, I agree with you. Tipping is many things to many people–the only thing is is to everyone is 100% subjective. The patron decides how much to pay the server for his/her work. Not in a million years was I ever offended in any way at a generous tip when serving. Servers are so underpaid and often under tipped, too. I was grateful for every penny I got, and now I’ve turned that around–it not at all unusual for me to tip 50% on a small bill. My view is that tipping generously is one way that I show gratitude for what I have.

      • Stephanie July 5, 2011, 5:44 pm

        She said that she was struggling to pay for two kids to someone else, not you…which while she may have appreciated the extra money, she may or may not have appreciated the note (which can be construed as pity) or the fact that you broadcasted this on the internet, which includes her place of employment. After all, the fact that she is struggling financially is no one’s business but hers…but now everyone who reads your blog or anyone that does an internet search for that restaurant now know.

        • CaitlinHTP July 5, 2011, 5:57 pm

          Due to the concern over this post, I’m deleting the lower discussion. I still think it was okay but understand the differing points. Thx for keeping it kosher.

          Just so you guys know, she was seriously broadcasting this in the dining room. It was not like a private convo I overheard. I’m not that snoopy! LOL

        • Caitlin July 5, 2011, 5:59 pm

          I meant, deleting the lower part of the post. Sry for the confusion!

  • Dani July 5, 2011, 1:28 pm

    Good attitude, Caitlin!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) July 5, 2011, 1:30 pm

    I’ve never been to Detroit airport, but I have a layover there for my flight to the Healthy Living Summit this year.
    I seriously cannot believe your travel luck (or lack thereof!) I think you have a great attitude for how many delayed/missed flights you’ve had, girl!

  • Laura @ southern girl bakes July 5, 2011, 1:36 pm

    That’s awesome. It’s amazing how much you feel by helping someone else. Hope your day continues to improve!

  • Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty July 5, 2011, 1:37 pm

    That brought tears to my eyes! You rock lady!!

  • Sophie July 5, 2011, 1:42 pm

    That is such a sweet thing to do, you made me smile!
    My dad always taught me that tipping was really important and I always try to tip generously 🙂

  • Liza July 5, 2011, 1:44 pm

    The LA Cafe is literally 2 seconds from my house! I eat there a lot. Not a lot of vegan options, but I LOVE their veggie omelette!

  • Corey July 5, 2011, 1:45 pm

    Don’t be too hard on yourself, traveling and not much sleep do not make me happy either! 🙂 I am a waitress and seriously got tears in my eyes when I read that you left your server 100 percent tip . . .she’s right, it’s pretty much impossible to make it on a serving job alone. I’m sure you made her day! You rock:)

  • cathy July 5, 2011, 1:53 pm

    caitlin, your kind gesture just makes my day. thanks!
    and “what goes around comes around” – maybe not today (travel woes, ick!) but at some point, you’ll be rewarded.

  • Angie July 5, 2011, 2:07 pm

    Sometimes we just need reminding.
    I thought the tip was a really thoughtful thing to do.
    Go Caitlin!
    Hope you presentation went well!

  • Jane July 5, 2011, 2:11 pm

    Thanks for this post! It really is all about counting our blessings and the small stuff sometimes. What a great reminder!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 5, 2011, 2:17 pm

    That was sweet! My friend is a server and it totally makes her day when she gets a good tip 🙂

  • stacey July 5, 2011, 2:26 pm

    I live in Michigan and fly out of DTW via Delta often and have only had 1 delayed flight in the past few years. It’s a bummer that you have had issues with both of your trips to MI this year. The trippy tunnel is my least favorite part of the airport:) I just don’t get it! Not sure when you are leaving MI, but if you have to head back to DTW, you should try to eat at Inn Season Cafe in Royal Oak. It’s all veggie and they have a lot of great wheat free options.

  • Lindsay July 5, 2011, 2:26 pm

    This post brought tears to my eyes (emotional much!?) – that was incredibly kind and thoughtful of you, Caitlin.

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) July 5, 2011, 2:35 pm

    Good for you for keeping a positive attitude- I’m trying to focus on doing the same lately.
    Way to pay it forward 🙂 Hope your travels home go more smoothly!

  • Angela @ Pinching and Packing July 5, 2011, 2:42 pm

    I think you did a great thing. If I get decent service I always try to tip over 20%. My boyfriend gets mad at me, but I tell him that $2-$3 is not much to me, but it can really make a difference for a server as far as how they view their performance…also not sure what #73 is about…I didn’t view this as bragging, but as sharing a good idea!

  • Carolina John July 5, 2011, 2:47 pm

    I love that tunnel in the detroit airport! It may be the coolest thing in Detroit. Safe travels!

  • Sana July 5, 2011, 2:49 pm

    🙂 I am glad you made someones day!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 5, 2011, 2:56 pm

    You’re so incredibly sweet. I am sure that made the waitress’s day. Have a great day!

  • Jenny July 5, 2011, 3:06 pm

    Awesome of you to tip 100%. I’m a single mom and even though I have a decent paying job, it’s still challenging to pay for everything and I don’t live large. Have a great presentation!

  • Khushboo July 5, 2011, 3:08 pm

    So sweet! If only more people thought like u 🙂

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 5, 2011, 3:21 pm

    You just made that woman’s day. Whether it was 7 bucks or 70 the fact that you gave her a 100% tip…the fact that you CARED about her life, her finances, her kids, her situation, and that yes, servers work sooo hard for our tips, yes, you rock Caitlin!!

  • Nicole (Earth Based Beauty) July 5, 2011, 3:48 pm

    How amazing are you!? I’ve worked for tips since I was 16 years old and it’s so hard because sometimes they’re great and other times they’re awful. I’m glad there are people like you to inspire others to do the same. 7.49 really isn’t that much but you made a huge difference in that waitresses day. Not just in take-home cash either.

    And why do you always have the worst luck traveling!? Lol!

  • Nikki July 5, 2011, 3:57 pm

    You are the bomb. True words.

  • Kris July 5, 2011, 4:14 pm

    That was so kind of you. I need to remember to think about others before myself more. Delta is tough on connecting flights whether you’re in MSP, ATL, CLT, DTW, etc. We had a terrible time once trying to get from CLT to MSP via ATL from my MIL being hospitalized to my aunt’s funeral. What was supposed to be a long (6 hr. layover) ended up being a mad dash to the gate after delays in both CLT and ATL. Needless to say, our luggage didn’t make it — including our clothes for the funeral. I’m on Delta connecting at LAX to San Diego w/ only 39 minutes this week. I’m not sure that’s gonna happen. I hear you on the sleep — I’m running on five hours a night since we lost our simple dog. I can’t sleep past 4:00 a.m. This morning I folded laundry (quiet tasks LOL) waiting for morning to come.

  • Julia July 5, 2011, 4:27 pm

    This is such a sweet post. Your tip made me smile and I love how thoughtful it was. Good luck with your Operation Beautiful project. This story made my morning.

  • CH July 5, 2011, 4:31 pm

    That was incredibly nice of you to leave a 100% tip! Wow.

    I grew up in Michigan and live in NY now, but fly back and forth a lot. I would say I’m probably in and out of the DTW airport anywhere from 3-7 times a year, and the funny thing is I have almost NEVER had a problem there — it is one of the most efficient, cleanest airports I have ever been to (and I have seen my fair share of airports, I would say). My flights into DTW are EARLY 95% of the time. And Delta has always been so nice to me — there customer service has been better than anyone else. So it’s sad that you had a bad experience with them. 🙁 Definitely give DTW and Delta a try again; I don’t think that’s the norm.

    • Kate July 5, 2011, 5:09 pm

      I second your thoughts on DTW. I grew up in northwest Ohio and both Detroit and Cleveland are about an hour away from there. I always choose to fly in and out of DTW when I am heading that way (live in AZ now) because I have found the same thing – clean, efficient, early, etc. I do have the worst luck *ever* on Delta, though — flights are late, cancelled, and so forth. Caitlin, hope DTW redeems itself for you!

  • Mary July 5, 2011, 4:38 pm

    Ah I love that you gave her a 100 % tip. How sweet of you 🙂

    ps. I HAATE the detroit Airport. I seem to ALWAYS have problems when I fly through there because of course there is no direct flight from RDU to Syracuse, NY. I’m not sure which airport i dislike more though… Detroit or Hotlanta.

  • Emily July 5, 2011, 4:44 pm

    How sweet of you! I agree, it’s something that doesn’t make a huge difference to you but I guarantee it makes a huge difference to her!
    I wait tables & my favorite story is when I waited on a 4-top that only left $1 (“Oh no, you keep the change”) on a $150 tab. I was in the back ranting and raving when our bartender called me out of the kitchen- my customer was waiting up front for me, where he tucked a $50 bill into my hand and told me to enjoy the holidays.
    Not that $50 is a small amount to anyone, but I’m willing to bet it meant a lot more to me than he realized…& I always remember that guy & say hi to him when he comes in.
    Again, SO sweet of you!

  • Cyclist Kate July 5, 2011, 4:57 pm

    I was having a super cranky pants day, too, and although I could rationally pull up the “I’m so grateful for what I have,” “I’m so lucky,” etc. thoughts, I just wasn’t successful at pulling myself out of it until I reached out to a friend who’s been having some upheavals in her life. Nothing like helping or supporting somebody else to get us out of our own head and our own stuff, huh? Great post.

  • Caitlin July 5, 2011, 5:18 pm

    It has been a long and gloom day for me as well. I am so glad that you were able to turn it around..and hope it gets even better as the day progresses.

    How sweet of you to leave that tip. I used to work at an ice cream shop and remember getting a 20 for a small cone of ice cream. Made my day! 🙂

  • Patty Hauer July 5, 2011, 5:21 pm

    You are such a sweet person. Thanks for caring!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) July 5, 2011, 5:45 pm

    Wowoza – what a crazy day of travel!! Glad to hear you arrived safe though!

  • Karlee @olivewineandfood July 5, 2011, 6:36 pm

    that chili looks so yummy! i want your entire lunch right now

  • Jacalyn July 5, 2011, 7:02 pm

    That was so nice of you and an excellent way to pull yourself out of a funk!

  • Laura @ Cookies vs. Carrots July 5, 2011, 10:01 pm

    It is so much cheaper to bring your meals with you when you travel, but I am so lazy about it! When I have to wait in the airport for an hour or more, I like having something to take up my time. Generally I fill that time with finding something yummy!

  • Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats July 5, 2011, 10:49 pm

    Chili is one of the only things that makes me look forward to fall/winter! lol.

  • Carrie July 6, 2011, 2:10 am

    I love those crazy lights in the Detroit airport!

  • Amanda July 6, 2011, 4:49 am

    Score one for good food! I’m sure the lack of sleep didn’t help with your delayed flight….. that’s craptastic!

  • Katie July 6, 2011, 9:37 am

    I was just at the Detroit airport a couple months ago, and I must have missed that super sweet tunnel! Damn 🙁

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