I won't lie, 2:30am is really late to finally get into bed after 24 hours of travel time. Travel time well spent, but 24hrs nonetheless. I'm well aware it's supremely cliché to show up late to work after a short night, with Starbucks. Well I showed up late, with Starbucks.
Temporary exhaustion aside, I've said I have yet to regret doing a mileage run and this one was definitely no exception. I saw a new city and country, and added to my knowledge of the region. I endured, adjusted, and rolled with the delays and changes, and strengthened (and probably tested) a friendship. There are few experiences that can condense both this much stress and euphoria into three days.
To recap the journey in numbers:
Plane types: 4
Delayed flights: 2
Glasses of Tattinger: No comment.
S. American Sushi Bars: 1
And 18,956 elite qualifying miles!
You know it's been a good trip when before you even reach the last jetbridge, you're already looking forward to the next adventure. However, this flight marks my last mileage run of 2016, and all that's left for the year is a quick flight up to Seattle to visit family over the holidays. The insanity will have to hold off for awhile. Until February, anyway....
As they say, all's well that ends well. Thanks for anyone who actually followed along!