From SFO to Mpls/St. Paul - From Mpls/St. Paul to Madison
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From SFO to Mpls/St. Paul
2:30p (Pacific time) â€“ Checked in via Northwest kiosk. Seating arrangements were displayed only to find out I was assigned the middle seat for the first leg of the flight (3hrs, 6 mins), then the window for the 2nd leg (37 mins). Both were not desirable, because of my fear of flying. So, tried to change to an aisle seatâ€¦..$25!!!!! So, I ended sitting in the middle seat on the first leg, then the window on the 2nd leg.
3:30p (Pacific time) - Northwest was overbooked. Airline asked for volunteers to catch the next flight with a $300 voucher. Wanted to take it but I was going to be arriving in the wee hours of the morning, and wanted to get some kind of sleep before class.
9:30ish pm (Central time) â€“ Arrived in Mpls/St. Paul â€“ I was starving! I had packed a PB & J sandwich and a banana from home, with the thought of catching an on-the-go dinner in
From Mpls/St. Paul to
11:30p â€“ Landed. I was hoping for some kind of foodâ€¦well, all closed!!!!!
11:45p â€“ Caught a cab to the hotel. The main thoroughfare leading to the State Capitol looked like a drive downtown to
A little pass Midnight â€“ Arrived at the Sheraton. I was tired and hungry, just wanted to jump in bed. Yet still had to go through some simple check-inâ€¦..so I thought! The card I used to book the hotel was nowhere in my belongings!!!!!! I tried to provide the CC number and exp date information, but policy dictated they did not use absentee cardsâ€¦..holy!!!!! So, I used my personal travel expense card to pay for the hotel. Yes, I get reimbursed by my employer, though it takes about a billllllion years to receive.
12:27a â€“ finally made it in my room!!!
12:36a â€“ Wow, Iâ€™ve never stayed in a hotel room by myselfâ€¦.kinda cool! Forgot starvation (or at least to tired to care), though I was uber thirstyâ€¦no choice, I had to get one of the quart waters offered in my room, $2.84.
12:40ish am â€“ An unexpected crisis. I canâ€™t share this oneâ€¦.
1:30ish am â€“ Ahhhhhh, showerâ€¦.then low and behold I slice (not nixe or cut, mind you) off my skin on my left pointer finger with a shaver (because it had slipped off my hand)! Had to cut (no pun intended) my shower short because it was bleeding profusely!! I had to go through 3 band aids and a copious amount of Neosporin (packing min-med kits is a must) to control the bleedingâ€¦...Yupâ€¦ it may scar!
2:10ish am â€“ Uber tiredâ€¦..and who said out-of-state work training was boringâ€¦..???
**Most time stamps were rounded to the nearest whole minute of the actual time it took place.