Two Flights Closer
Made it to Portland. Flights went smoothly and all luggage made it without a hitch. Brett, one of my traveling companions, spent most of the first flight chatting with an awkward 13 year-old sitting behind him. From what I caught, the conversation consisted of Brett explaining his future trip to the Philippines with the Peace Corps. After boasting to the kid about all the important words he had learned (incest being the most important), the young man informed Brett that his brother was in the army and stationed in the Philippines. His advice for Brett? "You should wear a bullet-proof vest, but that won't help when you get shot in the head." Good call young man.
We'll be taking a bus to Astoria tonight, where we will stay until the bike shop opens tomorrow. With any luck we will get our bikes assembled in the morning and hit the road shortly after. Hear's to to clear skies and a tailwind.