Amazingly, there were no delays, cancellations, of other issues that wrecked my carefully calibrated, four-city overnight jaunt across the U.S.A. I landed in NYC on time and am now enjoying a cup of coffee and a distant view of the Statue Of Liberty. My eyes feel like they were rolled around in wet sand, but I’m otherwise not the worse for wear.
Tonight I began my overnight cross-country trip that will take me from Boise, Idaho to Salt Lake City, then to Boston, and finally to NYC. Any experienced traveler will react to this wishful itinerary with the thought: “Yeah, good luck with that!” But sometimes you just have to try.
Boise was cloudless the whole time I was there, even when I boarded the plane, above — which I’ve got to say isn’t bad. When I landed in Salt Lake City a few hours later I was horrified to see a few clouds in the sky, but the mountains that ring the airport, shown below, made up for it.
Now it’s time to fuel up on some great airport food, try to stay awake until my next flight boards, and then survive the red-eye.
Yeah . . . good luck with that!