October 19th, 2013

Beware of Trains

Slippery Phones on Way to SFO

As my flight out of SFO wasn't until 18:05 today, I was in no particular hurry this morning. Around 10 AM or so, I found nothing else with which to kill time, finished off my packing, checked out of the hotel, and walked the 3 km or so to downtown Mountain View. I have two pieces of luggage with me, but I was able to couple them together and pull them behind me as a luggage train. The included breakfast at the County Inn is nothing to write home about, and the room was too crowded (and they have a sign saying you can't take food out of the room), so I had breakfast in downtown before catching Caltrain to Millbrae. I was, naturally, many hours early, and it turns out that this was a good thing.

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When I last checked, the seat next to me was vacant. Here's hoping that it stays that way for the flight tonight. I hope to actually get some sleep, but I'm not confident. I can sleep on trains, no problem, but planes aren't that easy. Even on the first class flight from Sydney, with lie-flat seats and a place to connect my CPAP, it was a challenge.