We'll be heading northeast up to Mesquite, Nevada where we've got some packages waiting for us at the post office, and then into Utah. Looking forward to seeing some of Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, and we'll also be staying at Kodachrome Basin State Park for a couple of nights.
Yesterday was a real hop, skip, and jump kind of a day!
Three more flights added to our flight history!
The schedule yesterday had a pretty tight connection at Dallas. Even if things happened on time, we were going to have only 45 minutes from the time one plane landed to the time the next plane took off. For those of you who don't fly very often, that 45 minutes would include taxiing to the terminal, getting off the plane, getting to your new boarding gate, and getting on the next plane. That pretty much takes up most of that 45 minutes!
So when we were departing Philadelphia, something broke on the hitch where they push the plane away from the gate. It took them half an hour to get it fixed! So we were about a half hour late. The pilot tried to make up time because they had 49 people on board who were trying to make connecting flights in Dallas, but that was the best they could do.
They moved us into a couple of empty seats closer to the front of the plane, and we scrambled to get off as quickly as possible. We had preplanned where we had to go and to which gate and we literally ran from gate D29 to D20...lucky that they were that close together! We were the last ones on the plane, and we took off like five minutes later. So lucky that we made our connection!
There were some really strong winds coming into Vegas and it was a rough landing. Because of the winds, it was also really dusty and hazy. We took the free bus to the car rental building and then it was a 15 minute walk from there to where Sherman was parked. Along the way, I got a neat photo of the sun...
A dusty sky obscures the sun near Las Vegas airport.
The fridge is nearly empty, so we're off to do a big grocery shop, and then we've got 90 miles (144 kms) or so to drive to Mesquite.
Sitting here in the motorhome, I'm on the internet using my wifi long rage antenna. Wouldn't have been able to get online without it, so it's proving it's usefulness! Seems to work really well, and I'm happy we've got one. You can buy one here...
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