Day 4 â€“ Last day in Wisconsin
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5:50a â€“ Alarms go off!
6:00a - Still needed to pack toiletries and computer.
7:20a â€“ Came down early in the lobby to wait for colleagues. A high school tennis team dressed in blue-and-white outfits packed the lobby. Also, the hotel was home to Fulbright scholars for the remainder of the week.
7:50a â€“ Arrived real early at Epic. Grabbed breakfast as usual.
11:30a â€“ Training ended early. Time to head for the airport. Anxiety now kicked inâ€¦
12:30p â€“ Returned the car to rental officeâ€¦why was the only parking space available located aaaaallll the waaaay at the back in a gravel-paved area?!?! Makes rolling the luggage a little challengingâ€¦..yes, we did carry it instead =)
1:00p â€“ Checking in my luggageâ€¦damn, thought I lost my ID!!!! Anyways, I didnâ€™tâ€¦..this whole trip felt as if I was an amateur travelerâ€¦..
1:30p â€“ Lunch at Great Daneâ€¦.it was the only good eatery around our terminal. And I wanted to have deep fried cheese curdsâ€¦..off course, it wasnâ€™t offered. By the time we finished lunch, my anxiety was at mid-levelâ€¦.good thing that a few of my colleagues was on this first leg with me, so it wasnâ€™t such an ordeal.
3:30p â€“ Plane was ready for descent, suuuuuuuuuch turbulence!!!!!! I had gripped my arm seat so hard that I lost circulation on both my hands for a few good seconds. The plane was still swerving as we touched the runway!!!! (+/- 45 mins flight time)
4:55p (Central time) â€“ OKâ€¦now, I flew by myself on the 2nd leg. Breaaaaaaaaaaathe!!!!!!!!!!! It also helped (A LOT) that a friend was keeping me company and keeping tabs on my welfare the whole week, via cellphone, in between flights!
7:15p (Pacific time) - The flight turned out to be smoothâ€¦.Praise!!!!!!!! (3 hrs, 50mins flight time)
**Most time stamps were rounded to the nearest whole minute of the actual time it took place.