Would you believe our flight from Cville to Dulles was only TWENTY minutes?! From take off to landing. Fastest. Flight. Ever.
While yes, we probably could have driven to DC during the delay time, a few hours with free Wifi, bathrooms and coffee was much more pleasant. [Although breakfast with Emily would have been fun!]
Charlottesville’s final snack before our 10:30AM departure [4 hour delay!]
Upon arriving in Dulles we ventured from Concourse A to Concourse C to see if we could get on an earlier flight. Because we had checked bags we got a strict: “NO!” from a gruff attendant. Bummer.
The walk from A to C was quite long, involving a train in the process.
But I had done my research and knew the best dining options for lunch were in Concourse A + B.
So we walked back!
Great airport exercise – you can always count on at least a little swift walking when flying!
And let me tell you – this rolling bag is a LIFESAVER! I wouldn’t have agreed to all the walking if I’d had 20 pounds of equipment on my shoulder. So convenient – even as a coat holder!
We surveyed the dining options: bagel sandwiches, build-your-own sandwiches, pub food with local beer, build-your-own salad bar, Five Guys and settled on the main reason we’d gone all the way to Concourse B…
A pretty swanky restaurant for an airport!
I decided on the salad bowl (because I wanted a pile of romaine!) topped with pork (which I never order), salsa, black beans and a sprinkle of cheese. Chipotle’s pork might not be as fresh as a local Virginia farm, but what I have a read about the company makes me want to vote with my dollars for better meat choices than most alternative “fast food.”
This dangerous onion pit was combed through and partially enjoyed:
Matt had tacos, which I tasted and loved
We also shared a Coke Zero! I rarely drink soft drinks, but traveling is one time when I enjoy the treat (I consider them both sugary and artificially sugared, a treat, and not something to live on.)
After lunch we took the train from Concourse B to C and then walked the length of D before setting up camp again:
[We find floors sometimes more comfy than chairs with tons of luggage so you can spread out – plus outlets are priceless!]
How many Altoids does it take to get rid of Chipotle breath?!