Trains, Planes, & Automobiles

The big day finally arrived beginning with a 5am wake-up and a quick trip to Newark.

The flight was direct to Anchorage, with a stop over in Seattle for an hour. The flight was mostly full, with only a few seats empty.

No luck pulling an upgrade, but I was able to score an emergency row seat.

The flight to Seattle was 5 hours and 10 minutes, flying across 2 time zones. I do not understand why the airlines cannot put power ports on all planes and seats. It would make these flights much more manageable.

I sat next to a homeland security engineer who was really into these headphones call Ultimate Ears. They are a custom molded high fidelity ear speaker that works better than my Bose Noise Canceling headphones.

A one hour layover allowed me a needed leg stretch. I met up with Mike Caporale, one of the other Panasonic trainers, and had a quick drink.

The flight to Anchorage was another 3 hours and one more time-zone away (4 hours behind NY).

anchorage from the air

On the ground, we gathered all of the luggage and trekked through a maze of buildings and shuttle-buses to get to the rental car counter.

Art at Airport

I arrived at the Hilton to find all of our packages had arrived, some 14 cases in total.

Iditarod gear

Here is the view from my room…

Hilton

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