At Least Snakes Would Have Livened It Up

I guess I should have paid more attention to my return itinerary. I knew I had a 6 am flight, but how long it would take me to get back to Seattle hadn’t sunk in. I got up at 4 am and was at the airport by 5. My itinerary said I was going Boston to Las Vegas and then Las Vegas to Seattle. Not too bad. What my ticket didn’t say was that the first flight actually went to Charlotte for an hour and a half layover before continuing on to Vegas. Then I had a three-hour layover in Vegas. I was really tempted to grab a cab to the Strip, have a good lunch, and then race back to the airport, but I wasn’t sure I could do it in three hours and a roundtrip cab ride would have made that one expensive lunch. So I sucked it up. Fifteen hours after I got to the Boston airport, I finally touched down in Seattle. A direct flight, had one been available and affordable, would have got me there in six.

Now we’re counting down to GenCon and I’ll be heading back to the airport next week for another 6 am flight. Wohoo! This will be my 18th GenCon in a row and I really shouldn’t dwell on that.

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