Last Saturday morning I arrived at the Portland Airport to begin my journey to La Parva, Chile with the K2 team. 37 hours later I finally boarded my flight, the one that made it there, that is. There were canceled flights, missed connections and rerouted planes. When I finally made it to Atlanta (where my flight to Chile was departing from) I thought I was all set. Two and a half hours after taking off, somewhere over the Gulf of Mexico, we turned around and returned to Atlanta due to electrical problems. When we landed in Georgia, Delta provided vouchers and I hopped in a cab to the airport hotel. The cab driver got lost in the city and when we pulled over at another hotel I ran in to get directions. While I was inside he bailed. I finally got dropped off at the right hotel only to find out at 4 am that they were sold out of rooms and no longer accepting the vouchers. The Sheridan couch never looked so good.
Here are some important travel tips I’ve learned:
Just because your flight is delayed by a couple days doesn’t mean you need to miss any days in the gym.
Baby wipes are a must. Instant shower, enough said.
Bring Preparation H… To soothe and cleanse after the airlines bend you over.
These are the most uncomfortable and stupid looking shoes I have ever seen.
Beware of surging outlets in foreign countries. I almost burned our house down by lighting my boots on fire with my boot heaters.
Youtube and general internet entertainment can help to pass the time. Check out this dancing dog or fake news on the recent earthquake on the East Coast.