I woke up this morning at 03:30. Fairly early, yes. I had my alarm set for 04:00, but, I guess I was sort of excited. I had not been on a plane since about 1992 when I flew to California.
So, up I was and had the house to myself. This is the first time that I haven’t had to tend to my dogs in, well, a while. I mean it was only last July that I was away at a baseball tournament and my brother in law looked after them, but once you are used to doing something on a daily basis, it becomes routine and I missed it. I do miss both dogs, even though they sometimes drive me nuts, I guess I like being driven nuts – we all know, I drive my friends nuts (on occasion)…
Anyway, I had arranged for a cab to pick me up @ 05:00. Now, the last time I did that, it was for BP when he was heading home and the taxi was 25 minutes late. Needless to say, I did not use the same company this time around. At 04:55, I decided to go outside and wait and low and behold, the taxi was there waiting for me – nice.
Off to the airport, tried to do the electronic boarding pass and for some reason, it would not open on my phone. The message that kept coming up said something along the lines of “Please open this message from a mobile device”. OK, I do have a mobile device – it’s a big phone, but it’s still a phone.
So, I went back and printed a boarding pass – great, now I can proceed past security. Went through the “scan” area, no issues. Had to wait to board and then boarding was delayed, who knows why. The walk to the plane was rather long – it was a dual prop plane, sort of cool, never flown on one of those before. Anyway, we boarded and left on time. The noise was incredible, eventually I got used to it – I was sitting in the 2nd row though and the prop was right outside my window.
We landed at 08:35, right on time and off to the office I went.
All in all, not a bad day of travel. I guess I will be doing this every 2-3 months so this will sort of be my second home.
I am looking forward to getting back to Calgary on Thursday. ER is going to pick up Zeus and Blondie for me as I doubt that I will make it from the airport to where they are staying before 18:30.
Have a good week. 🙂