Friday, June 1, 2012
This Day Has 39 1/2 Hours
Today was one of the longest days of my life, 39 1/2 hours to be precise! Allow me to explain...
I started out in Adelaide, SA and officially, as anyplace else, it was June 1st at midnight. I woke up at 6am to prepare for my flight home to Alberta. My first flight left Adelaide at 11:25am, it was time to say c' ya later Australia.
I flew to Auckland NZ and landed there at 6:10pm, the flight was only a 4:15 hour flight. The sun was setting as we were flying in and it was beautiful!
At 8:00pm I was in the air once again heading for Vancouver this time, this flight was 13:15 hours long, but we landed about a half hour early, the time was 1:45pm and it was still Friday, June 1st.
The stop over in Vancouver was the longest, the plane didn't leave until about 7:30pm, an entry from my journal goes like this:
"I'm losing steam and feel like I could curl up on this bench and sleep for the next 2 hours - I would if I knew someone would wake me up in time for my flight."
Yup, I was getting exhausted! And no I never fell asleep in the airport, I was too worried about missing my connecting flight. The bonus of such a long day is as we were heading into Alberta I got to see another sunset, I was exhausted but elated when the plane landed at 10:00pm... and it was still two hours to go until June 1st ended!
If you're ever wishing you had more time in your day, be careful what you wish for, sometimes wishes come true and this makes for one long day!