It is four in the morning, and I am sitting at PDX - the Portland Airport. I have actually been here an hour already. The airlines say to get to the airport two hours ahead of your scheduled flight, but for these pre-dawn air excursions, not even the airline employees show up that early.
But I am here now - and checked in. My flight to Dallas-Ft. Worth leaves in an hour, and I will be on the ground there a little less than two hours before heading out to Kansas City. It will be so good to get home and start unpacking.
Part of what I will be unpacking will be three packages of dirty clothes and souvenirs that I mailed back from Alaska. That was a very smart move on my part, leaving me with manageable baggage for the flight home.
Okay, now to find some breakfast!