This week I had to get on an airplane. Something that I have not done for over one year and something I was not looking forward to. I had to travel to a location that was a bit hard to get to from the PNW and it required 3 flights! I try to avoid layovers any way possible, so let’s just say, I wasn’t super excited seeing we are still in the middle of a pandemic. That said, I have to admit that thanks to the lovely face mandate at all US airports I felt much better overall in the airports and on the flight.
SeaTac was absolutely 🍌s crazy with people and I tried to avoid them as much as possible by going to other terminals and finding a hiding spot. Other airports I wasn’t so lucky as people jammed into the boarding areas and got a bit close for comfort. I know I am vaccinated, and I know everyone is wearing a mask, but I think I need just a bit more time on all of this. I am heading home as you are reading this and yes, it requires 3 unfortunate flights to get there.
I find it all so odd as wife and myself absolutely love travel and it is what we live for. Before the pandemic we barely lived in Seattle as I was out at conferences, or we were doing personal travel. I have loved every moment of exploring the PNW and keeping it local over the past 15 months and I thought we would be clamoring to get back out there, but the truth is…. I’m good for now. I do want to use up my unused credits and I would really like to get my Alaska MVP Gold again, but I’m probably alright if I don’t. I mean we will totally use up the credits somehow. All in all it has been an interesting experience that I wasn’t sure how it was going to go. I hope that the airlines open up more flights as everything has been expensive and completely packed.