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This is basically just a set of random notes. First the health notes:

Didn't manage to get out for a walk at all; did some walking Thursday and Monday in the DFW airport.

Stayed on the gluten-free diet pretty well, modulo a couple of brownies in the con suite and a slice of German chocolate cake at the Pegasus dinner.

I forgot my Claritin. Stupid bear. From now on I'll just add it to the evening pill salad.

Made it through the weekend without resorting to the ankle brace; I wore it on the trip out but started having leg cramps; I took it off in the plane.

 

Now the travel notes:

It's reasonable to leave the hotel at 11am for a 12:50 flight. Could have gone a little later, but not much later, and one wants to allow for traffic, delays, and so on.

It's not necessary to take both the raincoat and a flannel shirt; probably a sport jacket and the stuff-sack rain shell would be fine if I remember to wear long sleeves through the airport.

I seem to have found the optimum luggage setup. Wearing the backpack and carrying Plink works best for, e.g., going through security and actually boarding the plane. For the layover, it's best to sling Plink on my back and put the backpack on the little Samsonite folding luggage cart. Takes a couple of minutes to switch over, but it's worth it. The folded cart can be wedged between Plink's handles.

DFW does not provide free wi-fi, but there's at least one kiosk (provided by Clearchannel, somewhere around A30) with free wired ethernet and power. I need to make sure the Zip-Link ethernet cable is where it's easy to find.

Date: 2008-10-30 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aerowolf.livejournal.com
I know you probably don't care about this, but I was just at Fresh and Easy last night, and I saw a gluten-free brownie mix.

Date: 2008-10-30 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
Actually we do care; Colleen knows of at least two kinds...

Date: 2008-10-31 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] filkferengi.livejournal.com
DFW always requires walking; I hope yours was intentional rather than otherwise.

Yay for going & coming again safely!

Date: 2008-11-01 12:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
Intentional: I learned a long time ago that 2 hours is a minimal layover in DFW if I expect to make a connection.

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