After moving back to the lower 48, I have bought an RV and have been living on the road.
By: joealaska , 2:03 PM GMT on April 29, 2012
FINALLY escaped the tentacles of Dutch Harbor Saturday morning, leaving at 9 AM.. That plane only had 31 passengers on a 33 seat plane. Must have been a weight issue. Many people were left behind who would have paid a premium for one of those.
My Anchorage to Seattle flight left little time to make the next connection, about 15 minutes. But I did it with no major incidents.
I was surprised when I got on that flight to Phoenix. The plane could hold over 160 people, but there were only 28 on board. We had 4 flight attendants so it was like first class for everyone. There was no dragging of the beverage cart up and down the aisle, they just walked around and took our orders. I was very hungry, so I had the chicken fettucini, which was actually pretty good.
The second round of drinks was on the house.
When the plane took off at sunset, I was given a perfect view of Mount Rainier, heavily covered in snow. Took several pics, hope they came out. I also took a few of the big volcano on Akutan as I was leaving Dutch.
I hit Phoenix at 10 PM, and was flying out next morning at 7:30. So I got a nearby room, knowing I still would get very little sleep. It was in a bad area of Phoenix, although the hotel was OK. I took a short walk to a convenience store for a snack, and was happy I did so unshot.
This morning I sit about to board a Southwest flight to Albuquerque. Arriving at 9:40, there is only so much daylight to golf. I told CASA to hit the ATM for cash. No more 4 party out of state checks that will require a couple of favorable court decisions to be cashable... like last time.
Hoping to have a nice dinner with his family tonight. Then another short night of sleep as I pick up the rental first thing Monday.
Then, I cruise.
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