I spent last night with my friends Tim and Jess, (watching Hairspray) who live a couple miles away from the Detroit Metro airport (which I flew out of). Tim dropped me off at 5:30am, and I had checked my luggage, made it through security and had a cup of over-priced coffee by 6am. A search for the bathroom and finding a seat in the lounge left me with only a 5 minute wait to board the plane. We even pulled away from the gate 3 minutes early and the flight was surprisingly nice. I found out I don’t much care for takeoffs and banking, but that could have simply been my mostly empty stomach.
I’m sitting in Las Vegas, NV right now on a 3 hour layover… it’s awfully weird to take a 4 hour flight and land an hour after you took off. So, next stop, Anchorage, AK where I will hopefully hook up with a guide from my school district and pick up a rental car. (I’m less hopeful about the car rental than the guide – Anchorage is notorious for being difficult to find hotel rooms and rentals in the summer.
I’ll update again when I get settled for the night. I should have a bed at the university, and I’ll be crashing early since 8pm there is 12am by my body’s clock.