4.24.2012

The Captain has Turned on the Seatbelt Sign

Airports and travel, we did not miss you, though we are quickly becoming reacquainted. Especially with consecutive legs of the tour in Brasil, Poland, and China. Even with the increase in mileage requirements, I think we'll still get our Aeroplan Gold Status for next year. Especially after all the connections through Toronto we have this year.
Christian catches some z's in the airport

For instance, just this last weekend between Brasilia and Poland:
Brasilia -> Sao Paolo: 1.5 Hours
Layover in Sao Paolo: 2 Hours
Sao Paolo -> Toronto: 10 Hours
Layover in Toronto: 12 Hours
Toronto -> Frankfurt: 6 Hours
Layover in Frankfurt: 4 Hours
Frankfurt ->Katowice: 1.5 Hours
Katowice - Airport -> Hotel: .5 Hours
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Grand Total: 37.5 Hours

That's a full day and a half. And for a relatively big guy like myself, (I say relatively, because on tour it's more like average) airplanes are not the most comfortable of places to be, unless i can snag an upgrade to first class, which so far this year has not been very easy. Add a little jetlag to the whole mix, and it reminds me why travel is just so gosh darn fun (I shouldn't need to, but I'm going to go ahead confirm that that was in fact sarcasm.)

If only we had an airline sponsor....(hint hint wink wink nudge nudge)

But after all that, here we are in Poland a few days later, mostly recovered from the trip, and ready to qualify for another main draw tomorrow. Another two wins will do it, and hopefully this time we can get a few more after that.

To close, here's a picture from games in Brasilia that I thought was funny. Kids at home, see if you can replicate this one.

Cheers,
Ben Jammin

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