So, I guess I’ve accumulated enough faction points in “Delta” to get auto-upgraded to first class… it was friggin sweet – free dinner, plenty of leg/arm room, hookers & coke. They really do go the extra mile on Delta flights!
I’m finally a complete traveler – I can pack for 9 nights in 45 seconds, I stole my wife’s iPod Shuffle (it was an x-mas gift from me) and I listen to tunes while striding thru airports, I have books with me on every flight, I can prep for a security scan in 10 seconds flat, and I’m a “Priority” member of the Delta family. The trip across the country wasn’t too bad – I got some reading, writing, and relaxing in. I thought the in-flight movie was “Ghostrider”, so I cracked open the laptop to write. However, as I kept glancing at the TVs, it appeared the movie was instead about a guy driving around in a car all the freakin’ time. Seriously – 9 out of 10 times I looked at the TV, the guy was driving. The movie was actually “GhostWRITER”, and I’m not sad I missed it… it looked lame.
Washington is quite rugged – I saw Mt. Rainer and Mt. St. Helens from the plane and they are MASSIVE. (the trees are huge too) Then, while driving on the freeway to Bellevue, Mt. Rainer loomed in front of me. I tried to take a picture from my phone, but it didn’t come out too well… so, here’s a google images pic:
So, I arrived in Bellevue and waxed nostalgic about all the Shadowruns I have completed here. I had to swipe my hotel room key to open an underground gate to park my rental car — yeah, I imagined I was parking in the bowels of Aztec Corp. or some other geeky shit. I wanted to get my Pred II out of my trunk and check the stairwell for hostiles…
So, the shitty part about this trip is the length – I’ll be here over the weekend… for the first time in this new career of mine. This job is a long one too… into October. I’m hoping the family can live with me out here for 3 weeks in August – that would be an adventure!