Thursday, June 02, 2005

High above Lake Michigan

Our second flight is finally in the air after about an hour delay. On top of the delay, the plane (a Canadair Regional Jet) has no air conditioning and we were forced to sit in what essentially was
a giant sweat box on the ground for half an hour. Added to that was the fact that I'm sitting next to a rather portly chap, who is taking up 1.5 of the two seats here in Row 3. He does have a salad stuffed into the seat pocket, so at least he's trying. It's finally starting to cool down, but it's going to be hard to resist the temptation to order a cold one. Check that - impossible. Said cold one has been ordered.

We had a rather uneventful layover in Chicago's O'Hare airport. Lots of overpriced sandwiches and water consumed by the squad. I went with a BBQ chicken salad from Wolfgang Puck's restaurant. Not bad, but hardly gourmet cuisine. I was looking forward to using my new wireless card during the down time, but we were stuck in one of the old terminals, thus no WI-FI. PDX has spoiled me with its vast assortment of coffee, microbrews and free WI-FI, making it hard to adapt out here in Middle America.

Battery is dying... Cold one delivered - gratis thanks to the delay. More later...

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