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March 21, 2007

a remarkably ordered flight

OMG I made the flight without sleeping in this time! It was at 2:30pm so that helped.

Frontier Airlines names each of their planes after an animal. I was on the plane named 'Flip' after a Bottlenose Dolphin.

While flying we were parallel with another plane's contrail. When you look at a contrail from the side you can see that they are totally tubular structures of water vapor, rather than the percieved flat line that they look like from below.

When I disembarked Flip in Denver, I checked my ticket and found that my connecting gate was the one I had just left. It was Flip all the way to Tucson, and in the same seat OMG!

If there weren't screeching children near me the whole way, the flight would have been perfect. Quite a far cry from the Costa Rica mayhem. Again, no early morning flights ever!

I am now at Homer's house and have already said hello to Molly, Puff, Joey and Mama Cat. Tomorrow we will see a friend's garden and perhaps go to Gonkawalda Caverns or something like that.

I forgot my binoculars, but since this Tucson trip is all about Geology and not Ornithology that's OK.

Posted by jimbo at March 21, 2007 12:10 AM


I highly recommend the rattlesnake bridge and hiking mt. lemmon (i'll give you points if you can find something called "you can't sink a rainbow")

Posted by: Paul at March 21, 2007 7:01 AM

Have a great trip and drink in as much sunshine as you can! Tucson is one of my favorites. :)

Posted by: J.P. [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 21, 2007 8:55 AM

someone also told me to check out the Desert Museum, but someone else said it was depressing. Let me know if you go.

I also went to a museum a little ways outside of Tucson toward Nogales that was dedicated to the Pima and Yavasupai indigenous peoples.

Posted by: Paul at March 21, 2007 1:56 PM

Never heard the Desert Museum described as depressing.

Paul - I gather you're thinking of the Amerind Foundation?

Posted by: Lee at March 22, 2007 2:47 AM