Free, Free Flying..

The view, from my flight from Minneapolis to San Diego. The day started at 3am for me. I boarded at Ottawa international and flew to Detroit on a tin can of an airplane where the pilot joked that we were heading to Hawaii instead of Detroit. Suited me just fine. Customs was typical, I have nothing to declare and while I didn’t enjoy removing my shoes, c’est la vie. Opened up the laptop and that was fun. I thought about smuggling over a polar bear or a beaver or something oddly Canadian but decided against it. After flying to Detroit I caught a flight to Minneapolis, window seat to myself again. Very uneventful flight except for the fact that I have never flown before and suddenly I’m flying across the country, and not even my own country.

Landed, with 15 minutes to spare to boot over to the next flight from Minneapolis to San Diego. Two gentlemen seated beside me and we’ll just call one of them ‘the mouth’. By the time the flight landed, I knew more about this man’s life then I know about my interviews tomorrow.

I got in to the hotel suite at 2pm PST and check in wasn’t until 3, so I sustained myself on gum and mints for another hour before getting to my room which is of course amazing looking.

I’m tired. It’s (checks watch and moves it three hours backwards) 6:50pm and I’m going to bed very soon. I’ll be up at 7am and hopefully coherent enough to actually do my job. No promises though. I haven’t had time to let everything sink in yet since I’m still dealing with with time difference (and won’t have time to get used to that before I go back home), the culture shock (more about that later) and just the whole fact that – I’m in San Diego. Wow. That’s pretty amazing.

P.S. that is not a bullet hole for those who are concerned, that’s ice, in between a little hole and two panes of whatever windows are made out of. I’ve not been shot, promise!

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5 Comments

  1. Ahh, the talkers on flights. On a flight from Dubai to Bangkok, I was stuck between a German and a Saudi. The German was on his way to a (I forget what they are called) college to become a priest in Australia, and he wouldn’t stop talking about his amazing journey… The Saudi was just impressed that I could read his newspaper which prompted a long discussion on politics. Sadly, it was hard to understand either one of them…long flight.

  2. I wouldn’t mind you sending a polar bear this way. Please?

  3. Culture shock? Uh oh…

    Have a good sleep tonight, and enjoy the interviews tomorrow. We’re all thinking about you! *hugs*

  4. I sure hope thats not a bullet hole in your window!

    Have a good time keep us updated!

  5. Gnewton

    I’m so glad you got there safe and sound. I hope tomorrow is amazing and you have a whole lot of fun. It will be an experience you will remember forever.

    Congrats and enjoy yourself :) (just don’t try to climb the palm trees… not fun on the way down…)

    hugs :)

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