Post trip thoughts

Flying Is Fun

After a good night’s sleep, some thoughts on the Memphis trip.

  • People in the Memphis area don’t handle snow and ice real well.
  • FedEx has a LOT of airplanes.  When you usually see 2 or 3 a day in Toronto you’re not prepared for 24 hour operations.  I joked on Facebook that the Tennessee state bird must be a FedEx jet.
  • Sticking to a diet while on the road is tough.  Especially when traveling with folks who like red meat and really, really like beer.
  • Air travel continues to get more and more of a chore every day.
  • You can find a place to smoke in most US airports – just need to do a little pre-flight research
  • The Chrysler PT Cruiser (my rental for the week) is a piece of shit.
  • Speaking of cars, white is a very popular color in Tennessee and Mississippi.
  • Graceland (at least from the street) is less than spectacular and the area is incredibly run down for such a popular tourist destination

At least I made it back without getting caught in all the travel delays and cancellations that have plagued the Southern US all week.  Luckily I had my return flights changed to get home earlier.  My original itinerary had me coming back through Atlanta.  Delta cancelled nearly all their flights to Atlanta on Thursday night.  Instead, I came back through Detroit and everything worked out fine.

Long weekend ahead, then 2 days in the office and 2 days of vacation.  Next Sunday, I get to do this whole trip again!