Monday August 28: Anchorage to Snohomish
Goodbye to Alaska
We got up at 6, I took a shower, and we went down for the included breakfast. It was both better and worse than I expected. They had hot food (sausage, scrambled eggs, and a waffle machine). Their OJ was Ok, but strangely enough they had no sugar for coffee, just artificial sweeteners.
We left the hotel just after our planned time of 7:00. We had a straight shot to the airport and the auto return. There were no issues checking in, and once again the TSA-pre made security a breeze (even though Amy was randomly selected for enhanced screening).
We needed to get the car back by 8, so we had rather a wait at the gate. I dozed off in a chair for a bit—perhaps because I didn’t have any tea or coffee with breakfast.
They are now pre-boarding. We board in the next to last group on a full plane. I hope we have space for our carry-on bags.
Ended up not being a problem. I stuffed my carry on in the overhead bin about 10 rows in front of where we sat, as that looked like the last available space. Amy’s bag was smaller, and we got that to fit over where we sat.
The in-flight entertainment was essentially in flight WiFi and your own device. I couldn’t get the iPad to connect. Maybe it was too old? So I used my phone. I couldn’t plug the Bose headphones into my phone, so I ended up using my earbuds inside the Bose, and then watched a movie on the “small screen”.
When we arrived at the baggage claim, my bag came out almost immediately. Sam’s came out a moment later, and Amy’s came out maybe a minute later. That was almost perfect time. I sent John a text message. He was waiting in the cell lot. We went outside, and John came by a few minutes later.
I thought that we would have a lot of trouble getting all of our luggage into John’s Tesla, but it wasn’t as difficult as I expected. We filled the frunk and the trunk (including the trunk “well”. We only had to put one large suitcase in the middle of the back seat. I was afraid that we would end up with at least one suitcase on someone’s lap.
We just went back to John’s house, got settled, had dinner, chatted, and then went to bed.