I am in an aluminum tube around 38,000 feet above the whitened ground of Eastern Iowa. As forecast it’s been bumpy on-and-off til now. Nothing horrible, but discomforting nonetheless.
The pilot has asked the flight attendants to sit twice already. That kind of bumpy.
I went through security at the same time as our pilot. When I asked him if turbulence was still expected he said he hadn’t checked the weather yet. That’s why I’m here, right?
We’re on a rarity for Connecticut. We’ll get to our destination without a change planes, though we will be stopping at Denver International for an hour or so.
I am covered in a tiger stripe travel blanket. Helaine hoped it wouldn’t shed. Me too.
53° at the moment at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. That temperature is comparable to Connecticut today… but with sun… and three extra hours of it.