Saturday, January 24, 2009

T Minus One Hour

I'm sitting in PDX airport, with more than enough time before departure because I am a worrywart who arrives at the airport ridiculously early, every time. The picture at left is me at home around 4:30 PM. It is snowing. You can barely tell, but there are a few smears on the photo - big white flakes. At the airport right now, it's still snowing. So that's a pretty good note to leave on.

I'm hoping to sleep on the plane, and I'm thinking how nice it is that I leave at 11:59 PM and when I return, it is also on a Saturday, at 11:57 PM. So as Bill and I laughed about, I like being gone for two minutes shy of exactly 14 weeks.

My bags weighed exactly 100 pounds, so with a little finagling and John's help, we got each one to weigh exactly 50, no overage fees! I have a sweet new green passport cover, three pairs of sunglasses and every single tank top I own. Upon landing tomorrow, I have a BBQ/party at night to attend with business associates, a big meeting Monday afternoon and an all-day meeting Tuesday. Talk about hitting the ground running.

Next dispatch from Central America. Pura vida here I come!


  1. If it were up to me, I'd get to the airport 3 hours early. Two and a half for domestic and 3 for international. The problem is I always have to ask people for a ride...and then I feel a wee bit ridiculous telling them my flight time in combination with the time I'd like them to drop my ass at the curb.

  2. The sunshine wants you. Welcome to life in the tropics.