7:07 am (PCT) - Riverside, CA - Friday - October 6th - 59º F, humidity 40%, wind 3 mph out of northeast......clear blue skies with a forecast high of 97º F! Sitting here at the Civic Center Marriott in Riverside, CA composing today's missive.
Our flight out of Billings, MT was at 1:30 pm so since we had a 120 mile drive to the airport we left a little after 9 am to be sure that even if 'Murhpy's Law' attempted to intervene we might have time to recover from his efforts. Trying to figure out what to wear for a flight which originates in, what seems to be, the polar regions, and terminates in SoCal where it was forecast to be in the 90's is challenging. I opted to wear my cargo shorts, long sleeve Under Armor shirt, socks, shoes, and a flannel shirt. I added a short sleeve t-shirt to my carry on bag to change into when we hit SoCal.
We arrived at Logan International Airport, unscathed by Mr. Murphy, around 11:15 which gave us over two hours until our flight departed......perfect. By the time we checked in, got our boarding passes, and passed through the TSA security station it was closing in on noon so we both purchased salads for lunch. Soon we were hearing the call to begin boarding our flight south to Denver, CO and shortly after that we were hurtling southward at 30,000+ feet. Our scheduled landing time in Denver was about 2:40 pm, and our connecting flight to John Wayne International Airport in SoCal began boarding around 3:15, so we had, as they say, a tight connection. The United Airlines flight attendants knew there were about 20 folks on our flight (including ourselves) with very tight connections so upon landing they requested that we all be allowed to deplane first......very, very nice. We had to essentially cover about one half of the entire concourse to get to gate B49, but we made it with a few minutes to spare, even with a quick bathroom stop along the way.......
....so that was our Thursday......time to get dressed and live Friday!
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