arriving in Saint Louis
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Sleepiness struck me hard between flights as I continued to review my 11 pages of interview notes. At 11:50, I boarded the small jet, a Bombardier CRJ-200ER that was hardly larger than my earlier airplane. Again, my carry-on had to be yellow tagged and stowed under the aircraft. I was hungry, but needed to wait for beverage service before I could eat the one dry bagel I had brought along from home. The seatback barely reached the top of my neck and there were no pillows onboard, but I managed to sleep in flight for about an hour. I woke in time to spot the gleaming Gateway Arch standing tall by a bend in the Mississippi River.
We had departed late at 12:19, but arrived early at 1:07pm local time (2:07 EDT).
Down the exit hallway, I spotted my host holding a sign to greet me. He must have recognized me as well considering I was the only arriving passenger wearing a suit. We shook hands and made he lead me to the car for an hour ride to the town of Washington where the division headquarters is located. I was still hungry, but I had arrived past lunchtime, so we did not stop to eat and since this was an interview, I went hungry in silence.