Someone once told me that good things come in threes. I’m not sure what good things they were talking about at the time, but I had a day full of threes and, frankly, I’m getting a little tired of them. I should mention, though, that I arrived in Vancouver today. Woo-hoo! Tomorrow I start work at the Whistler Slide Center getting set up for coverage of the luge, skeleton and bobsled events for the 2010 Winter Olympics. But back to the Threes.
My day started with a trip to the Atlanta airport. My contract said that I was to arrive THREE hours before my flight. That meant a 5am arrival. In truth, we didn’t make that, but we still got there plenty early. Incidentally, the WE here is my wonderful wife and two youngest kids who are great at cheering me on and sending me off.
Secondly, the first leg of my flight was a THREE hour hop to Denver .. followed by what felt like a three hour layover. It was actually only an hour and a half layover. Then came the THREE hour flight from Denver to Vancouver. To confess again, the pilot put the pedal to the metal and brought us in just under three hours. But before you think that’s a good thing, the unfortunate side effect was that we didn’t get a full meal because they don’t offer that on flights under THREE hours.
Finally, I arrived in Vancouver, made it through customs and found my way to the Media Bus to Whistler. After THREE delays, the bus finally took off and, yes, THREE hours later, pulled up in front of my hotel.
The trip did take a long time and was very tiring, but on a very positive note, the drive up to Whistler takes you through some of most gorgeous scenery imaginable. A friend on the bus took a lot of pictures which he promised he would share. (My camera was packed away in my suitcase stored under the bus.) If and when I see them, you’ll see them right here.
So here I am. I went shopping and bought some breakfast foods so I don’t have to pay $40 to the hotel for a continental breakfast. No, that’s not a typo. $40.
More on the cost of stuff at some future time. For now, I have to waterproof my jeans and go to bed. Tomorrow, it begins.