The journey from Phoenix to Philadelphia
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I drove to Phoenix on the Arizona Shuttle as early as 7:00 am. even though my flight was not scheduled to leave until 13:00 hrs. I really do not like waking up early since I'm a night person. Nonetheless I settled for the early morning shuttle since the later options would not suit my departure of 12:59 pm. MT. As we drove past chandler towards sky harbor, my only worry was how cold it was going to be in Amsterdam: it has been five years since I actually traveled during winter to such cold environments. My friend Toon had kindly advised that I go shopping for warm clothing at a ski shop since it would be the best option seeing I live in the desert (smile!). The night before I had diligently packed anything that was twice the ordinary warmth not to mention all the long sleeved tops that would act as layers against the mean cold. My bag weighed a perfect 25 lbs, the required weight. The shuttle dropped me off first at terminal 4 which is the international terminal. I headed straight to the check-in counter and was greeted by a pleasant US Airways associate who checked my bags in and advised me of my departure gate and sent me on my way. I went upstairs to the lounge and decided to have an early lunch at the Shanghai restaurant. I wrote a few blogs while I was at it leaving me plenty of time to go through security fifty minutes before departure. The flight to Philadelphia was delayed 20 minutes. Philadelphia here we come . . .