Layover Blues

Trip Start Sep 14, 2008
Trip End Nov 01, 2008

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Flag of United States  , Minnesota
Monday, September 15, 2008

So I'm in Minneapolis for my hour layover, just arrived from Anchorage. We actually had favorable wind conditions, so we arrived about 30 minutes ahead of schedule. The plane ride was fine, I guess... if you don't count the jackass who sat behind me who insisted on blathering on about the catfish he used to get and having 'hot dish'. A curious people, these non-Alaskans. It wouldn't have been so bad, but it was 1 in the morning and people were trying to sleep. As Sarah would say, Oh heavens!

So the plane I'm taking is an EMB 175. Not a plane I'd heard of before booking my tickets to Houston. It's a pretty small jet with only double seating on either side instead of tripple... I think. It says it's operated by Compass Airlines, but the livery is Northwest as is the gates and all employees.... Weird.

My first time inside a large airport that's not on the west coast... even though I really only get to see a tiny portion of it for a little while. I can now officially say I've been to Minnesota... though why I would want to brag about this is something my sleep-deprived brain can barely comprehend. The people seem nice enough now that the Starbucks is open and they can get their caffeine fix... and by them I mean GETOUTOFMYWAYINEEDAFRACKINGCOFFEE..... er.

Anyway, so... that was awkward.

So yeah, the airport is groovy. You've seen one jetway you've seen them all, I guess. I can only pray for no lost luggage and a decent flight time. I've not been gone from the state for 6 hours and already I miss my friends and family. It was all I could do not to start crying at the airport (hehe Rachael). During the flight I did fall asleep for about an hour and jerked awake when I thought I heard the tones go off.... it was only someone's PSP but I swear to god I heard our dispatch tones. Wishful thinking, I guess. Ah well. 30 minutes to boarding, I should get prepared, I suppose. Next stop: Planet Houston!

They will all kneel before Zod.
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Andy....the Closson's sure miss you!

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