Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Travel Karma

I don't know what happened in the last few days to give me such good travel karma but it was shining on me yesterday.

So much worked out that I can only summarize it in a list, so here goes...

1. Checked in for flight day before flight, had aisle seats for entire flight (both directions even).
2. Arrived at airport on time, got through security relatively quickly, and got to gate as boarding started.
3. Arrived at second airport with 35 minutes between flights, got to new gate as boarding started.
4. ONLY DOWNSIDE- waited to take off on the runway for 20 minutes but slept through most of it.
5. Decent food, pillows, and blankets on flight (Continental Airlines) of 5 1/2 hours.
6. Landed ahead of schedule even with delay in number 4.
7. Bag came down ramp immediately after potty stop on way to claim it. No waiting.
8. Lite rail in Portland was waiting and was empty enough for me, my suitcase and carryon.
9. Train ride was painless and only cost 1.80 dollars.
10. Bus to rental car place in downtown Portland came right after finding bus stop which was only a few steps from the lite rail stop.
11. Bus let me off across the street from rental car place.
12. Renting a car from the downtown agency saved me 150 dollars over renting from the airport.
13. Left Portland at 2:00pm, got to Dad's house in Seattle right around 5pm and managed to get through Portland, Vancouver, Chehalis, Olympia, Tacoma, Fife, Seatac, and Seattle with no traffic (Dad lives near U).

So either I am being paid back for some goodness I did in the past, or my trip home is going to be from hell....I am hoping for the former as positive thinking sometimes works, right?


Chicken said...

I'm so glad everything went so well and arrived safe and sound.I wanted your experience with the Portland transportation to be a good one.

Mind Sprite said...

Welcome back to the northwest, Mishka! Glad you had a good trip. Portland's Tri-Met rocks!

Joanne said...

I'm envious. I never have good travel karma. At least not that good. Periodically I get not bad travel karma, but definitely not good. :) And holy crap, I am dying to know how you managed Portland to the U district leaving at 2:00 PM without issues. Seriously that's amazing.

Randi said...

Glad all went smoothly. Am sending good travel vibes your way for the trip home! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~