...as I have two days remaining before leaving for Montana.
I will say I'm somewhat disappointed that I will not be able to extend my visit. Various schedules -- mainly mine -- could not be altered to make a few more days possible. One downside of this is that I have to pack almost as much wintry clothing for two days as I would for four or five. So much for the small bag that held all my needs for Seattle; just in case, winter coat, boots and various thermal undergarments , all somewhat bulky, have to go.
Before settling down on the plane Wednesday morning, I have a lot of small items to deal with, including laundry, a haircut, writing, and on and on.
And I have to call the travel agent. The time differential between arriving and departing flights at Salt Lake City is a nerve-wracking 30 minutes. Granted I'm not flying my least-favorite airline, which hasn't made an on-time arrival since the mid-1930s, but the window between planes is damn small. And my bag is too large to be carry-on luggage....
Don't get me wrong. I am still looking forward to this trip with something approaching glee. I hope I'll be able to see some of the gorgeous area we'll be in. I expect to be repeatedly distracted from what I'm there to do by the scenery.
It should be fun. I love traveling, love flying. It's airports I despise. Well, that and the necessity of actually working when I get to nice places.
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