This is a weekend I’ve been looking forward to for a long time, so I went and saved up money donating plasma, sellling crap on eBay, and just putting aside here and there. I remembered a problem I had last year with the car running warm on the highway, so I thought to put in a new thermostat thinking maybe that would help.
Fluids topped off, gas tank filled, bags packed, so off I went! Off to Denver for some time at NDK and running about showing David one of my favorite places to be!
I didn’t make it very far. In fact, I got about 60 miles down the road, and it started running warm – really warm, and the thermostat was not opening, so I had to turn around and head back to town. Making matters even worse is that I still have never figured out how to change out my wiper blade, and I went through a heavy rainstorm…..and even with the moisture, the car is STILL running really warm! So I limp it back to Billings thinking “Well….that’s that.”
Then my friend Chris offered to help me out with half my airfare to get a ticket and fly down, and David would then come to DIA since he knows how to get there and pick me up!
The trip is SAVED!
So I go to find a price on a plane ticket. I found an internet deal for about $200 + baggage, so I thought HUZZAH!
Now keep in mind…..this is the first time I’ve been on a plane – EVER.
The plane coming BACK if a full-size jobby, but the one going down is a bit smaller – seats 50-70 or so the diagram says. Determination, my iPod, and Lord of the Rings will get me through this. I figure I’ll just drown out the ambience, watch my movie, and I’ll be there before I know it. I can make it throgh this.
Yeah yeah…..you’re thinking “You’re such a wimp – you’ll be fine!” I tell them “That’s what they said when boarding the Titanic on that fateful day too”, but then again, they say it’s the safest way of getting there. It’s the fastest, that’s for sure!
I’ll have my camera with me, so I hope to have tons of pics and movies to share. Next update will be tonight once I make it there!