COMING HOME ON AMERICAN AIRLINES

When I booked my return flight, the fares were really expensive.

I couldn’t find an inexpensive flight going into LaGuardia Airport, and as for Newark Liberty, nope I didn’t want to fly there no matter how cheap it was or if it was non stop.

That left my home airport, JFK.

The cheapest flight was leaving at 7:30am, which meant that I had to be at Las Vegas McCarran by 4:30am.

It was Las Vegas to JFK but with a three hour layover at an airport that I had never been to before, Austin Bergstrom Airport in Austin, Texas.

It sounded awful a three hour layover, but the time went fast as I was able to do some editing on my blog and check out my emails, let alone eat.

I hadn’t taken American Airlines since February 2020 and nothing had really changed except that I didn’t get a middle seat on either flight.

I will say though, I wish American would make their WiFi easier to use.

Thank God for downloaded music.

My flight was supposed to get back to JFK at 8:45pm but as is always the case, the pilot must have been in a hurry to get home. Our time of arrival, half an hour earlier at 8:15pm.

You think I’d be happy about this but no, the Sports Diva wants to get her vacation destination early not her return trip to the craziness that is New York City.

This was my first airplane trip since the virus from hell and I’m so ready for my next 30 Plus Teams Tour no matter where it is.

EATING AT TACODELI

It’s located at Austin Bergstrom Airport in Austin, Texas and since I had three hours to kill before my American Airlines flight left for JFK, I decided to check this place out.

While waiting, I saw a lot of people eating pizza.

Now being from New York City, sorry, I grew up eating pizza almost each and every day and I am NOT ashamed to say that I am a pizza snob.

Although Chicago Deep Dish pizza is a very close second to New York style pizza in my book.

Anyway, the next place that I saw that seemed to be popular was a place called TACODELI.

They have been in business since 1999 and have branches in Dallas, Plano, Houston and Austin, Texas.

I figured this place had to be good because it was crowded and I’m a sucker for Tex- Mex food and nothing says good Tex-Mex food than being in the capital of Texas.

Like a lot of places, you place your order electronically and then pick it up at the counter.

TACODELI not only has tacos, salads, but also Enchiladas, which I was going to get but the Carne Asada Salad loaded with avocado, sour cream, Pico de Gallo, not to mention lettuce and cheese, was calling out my name, and with a Mexican Coke, which is made with Cane Sugar just hit the spot.

Most food at the airport are expensive.

This wasn’t, less than $20 and it was a lot of food as you can see from my picture.

I don’t know when I will be going back to Austin again, let alone Texas, but you’d better believe that the Sports Diva will be doing some research to find out what gate or terminal TACODELI is located whenever I’m in Dallas, Austin or Houston.

PICTURES FROM LAS VEGAS POST CORONAVIRUS

No matter what time of the year you come to Vegas, things change.

What you saw the last time you were in town is no longer there.

It’s been replace by something else and something more spectacular that you can’t even believe, and it’s right in front of you.

That’s Vegas.

Take your time looking at these pictures from Bellagio, Planet Hollywood, New York New York , Paris and The Strat among others.

ACTING THE FOOL IN LAS VEGAS

One of the reasons I went to do a 30 Plus Teams Tour in Las Vegas was because the local NHL team, the Vegas Golden Knights was playing in the semifinals against the Montreal Canadiens.

Now they didn’t win the game but it gave me a chance to get together with some of my fellow hockey people from Las Vegas, who I hadn’t seen since March 2020 when we were all together for yes, another hockey game in Las Vegas.

Hey, the Sports Diva doesn’t play around when it comes to her sports watching and getting together with other sports loving peeps.

Now even though my “seat” was standing room and it was the hockey semifinals, it cost $75, which seems like a lot, but trust me, in New York City, at Madison Square Garden, we’d LOVE to pay only $75 for standing room, let alone a seat.

It was hard to say goodbye to my fellow Sports Divas, but thank God for social media, where we can keep the memories going of acting the fool in Las Vegas, and that’s a good thing.