For starters, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! 2009 was a great year and 2010 looks to be even better. This holiday season brought a lot of travel our way and the discovery of the airport date.
What is the airport date you may ask? Well, it begins with an extended layover or the anticipation of long lines and security delays at the airport. You arrive early at the airport with your significant other and find that the lines aren't nearly as bad as you thought. With time to kill, you peruse the airport options and find that there is a sushi restaurant right by the security line (Reagan, terminal B). You sit, enjoy some spicy California rolls and a bit of sake. Now fed and relaxed, you sail through security with ease, grab a magazine in the terminal and snuggle up for a leisurely read. Alternatively, you may come to the airport already fed. In this case, I suggest a jaunt through the independent bookseller's stall (Miami International, Terminal D). Choose a couple of books to read with your significant other. We like to take turns then swap. Grab a coffee and some pastries, or even some light libations, before you settle in for some lively banter and people-watching.
As you can see, we discovered this form of entertainment serendipitously. A delightful surprise when we were most expecting discomfort and pain from our journey.
P.S. If my diction seems a bit funny, you can attribute it to a recent reading of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith, picked up at MIA. Hilarious and contagious!