Oh, The Mundanities

May 8, 2015

Flying to LAX from SMF has become a robotic affair. There are dozens of components to this particular trip…

booking the flight


getting to the airport

checking in

checking luggage


getting to the gate

Etc, etc, etc… and after about maybe 100 flights to LA in my 37 years of living here, I’ve kind of got it down (there have been a lot more trips between Davis and PV, but often I drive).

I enjoy things like flying for the same reason I enjoyed waitressing… it’s a challenge to manage and achieve mastery over all the many parts. Yes, mastery. (Think Up in the Air with George Clooney.)

But just because I’m an ace at this stuff, doesn’t mean it always goes smoothly.

There’s the free airport wi-fi that I struggle with every time:


I never did manage to get online at the Sac airport this time.

I hate that.

And there’s the luggage that sometimes doesn’t come…IMG_6394

… though eventually, it did.

And in the end, flying to LA nets you about two hours over driving, if all goes smoothly. Seriously.. about two hours.

Still…it’s flying.

3 Responses to “Oh, The Mundanities”

  1. Bev Says:

    Only 2? You’ll have to explain that to me tomorrow.

    • Kari Says:

      If we have a 9:00am flight, we leave our Davis house at about 7:00, just b/c it’s nice not to be rushed, and leaves you plenty of time for coffee/baked good at the airport Starbucks and time to catch up on email etc before leaving. Then, arrive LAX at 10:15 and by the time you get your bags and get out to curb, it’s about 10:45, if all goes quickly. Then wait for shuttle or ride, or worse, rent a car.. then commute from airport to wherever we’re going, usually my mom’s, and we’ll get there anywhere between about 11:45 or 12:30, depending on traffic, etc.

      If we leave our house at the same time, 7:00am, we’d get to my mom’s by 2:00… and that’s with 2-3 short stops.

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