Day 1.1 - The Trek out West

Trip Start Feb 18, 2011
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Trip End Feb 22, 2011


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Friday, February 18, 2011

Well I am on my way to the airport, way too early...I am seriously not a morning person even though I am traveling, which I love, I just don't like getting up early no matter what. Apparently it is still dumping snow in Tahoe, so it is going to be a crazy fun time planes trains and automobiles adventure to get to the condo! God what time is it? It finally gets warm in Charlotte and I am heading West into a giant snowstorm, which actually is quite awesome if I really think about it. Once I get on the lifts and start down the mountain in some powder I will forget about this moment.
Ok, I will post more later
Hopefully flights are not delayed...meeting up with Sean in Reno then shuttling it to Tahoe cuz Brendan apparently is afraid of driving in snow? Total Sallyann sissypants!

Quote of the Day:
Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Song of the Day:
Abominable Snow - Islands
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8iF65nLHmM

Wow so much has happened today thus far and I just finally got to the condo!
Airport was pretty easy and I got a super schweet parking spot! Flight to Phoenix  was pretty easy, but of course my connecting flight was boarding before I even got off the plane! So i just started running like every single time i have flown into there! I ran from B terminal to A10 and as I was almost going to board the lady said San Jose then she looked at boarding pass and said oh sorry they changed the gate to A21 which was on the other side of fuck, so I had to take off running again and got there just in time...sweating but not out of breath...my gym time has paid off! But I sat next to 2 hot girls which were 2 of the most anti-social even amongst themselves..the only time we talked was when a lady passed out and there was a rush to find a doctor or nurse...the lady in front of us with her son stood up and broke thru the crowd and took control! It was awesome..the lady was turning purple..they got oxygen on her and got her stablized. As the nurse was walking back to her seat, her son stuck out his hand and high fived her and said "you rock mom"...very cool! And I told her she was a hero and how awesome it was to see her take control and settle everyone down and save the lady...she said..I do this everyday..that is my job...totally awesome!
Then it got a bit choppy on the way into Reno but we arrived and paramedics came on and got the lady and we de-boarded the plane...as I am waking towards baggage claim i was passing slot machine after slot machine on both sides...temptation was calling me...but I pushed on not getting pulled in by those blinking money taking sirens of sin! Then I saw this big banner Welcoming All Sheep Hunters to Reno and I totally regret not snapping a pic...oh well but it made me laugh..then on to they shuttle...now the lady working that place was in hell..tons of snow not enough drivers, delays due to weather..drivers were taking longer to get back for their next runs...she told me she didn't have a spot becuz the van was only for 9 people..they were over booked..and next van wasnt until 4pm..it was only Noon...i was nervous..but she found a bigger van and we were going to leave on time at 1pm! yeah!
We get in the van..and it is a Capitan Morgan Party Responsible van...and I start talking to a lady whose husband broke his back (at the gym on the climbing wall...fell 30 feet!) scary crazy, she and her daughter were in florida..and then got stuck in Reno cuz of the weather...so she was finally going to get to the hospital! The ride up to Tahoe was interesting...tons and tons of snow, they already got over 6 feet of new snow in the last few days and the storm was continuing until tomorrow...so normal 45 min drive took 1h 45 min. but B picked me up and not at the condo waiting until he is done working. Unfortunately Sean's flight was delayed and has to wait until 4pm until he gets the shuttle. Poor Sean..sitting at the bar all alone texting us about buying booze and socks cuz her forgot them? Squids...
Ok I have rambled on enough...enjoy your weekend.
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