Day 1: Travel Day | 14 May 2014

May 15, 2014

I love the excitement and the reminders and even some of the hassles that travel day brings. It’s the problem solver in me, I think, that looks forward to tackling the puzzle of getting somewhere I want to be.

The morning began in New Orleans, where B. dropped me off. It was a different terminal than I’ve ever been to; guess I’ve always flown Southwest in and out, and this time I was going American. It’s a pretty, old school terminal. I may be wrong about this, but I think it reminds me of JFK airport? I haven’t been to that one in a really long time.




Storms in the south made it a really bumpy liftoff and ride, generally, but I found comfort in watching this guy for signals. He was on his way to work.


“I’m going to be watching you for signals.”
“heheh. To make sure I don’t look worried?”
“Right. I don’t want to see any sweat forming.”

I’m more of a nervous flyer than I’d like to be, especially during turbulence. But I like going places, so I have to get over myself. Again, a good exercise, a challenge.

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Into Miami, then out again, over the ocean.
I hate MIA, nothing’s changed about that. Glad I was only there briefly on the outbound.

A nice payoff, the gorgeous colors bouncing off these clouds at sunset (this was the east side of the plane).




I was able to get some good sleep, and adjust strangely well to the time. I don’t usually do well with the adjustment flying in this direction, but maybe I’m getting better. We were flying east over Portugal and into Spain when the sun came up.




…which brings us to Madrid where I write this. I’d forgotten the modern lines and colors of Madrid Barajas. Fantastic.











2 Responses to “Day 1: Travel Day | 14 May 2014”

  1. Madrid Barajas is SLAYING ME.

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