Thursday, January 1, 2009

Heat wave in Minneapolis for Christmas!!!

Sorry for the lack of updates... I have been on the road and sans computer. So I'll post a few over the past few days to get caught up with the Christmas vacation.

Christmas day started out amazing... amazingly early (3AM wake up call) and amazingly lucky. Emily drove to SFO to catch our 6AM flight to MSP. We were pretty excited to get out of Dodge so it was easy to get up. The drive to SFO went very smooth and we saw something we have never seen before, and may never see again. As we were driving over the Golden Gate Bridge, there was not a car in sight. There was no fog. The scene was surreal as it reminded me of the pictures from when the bridge first opened. No lights to be seen except for the vintage yellow street lights that seemed to be straight out of the 30's. It made me think of what it probably looked like shortly after it was built.

We arrived at the airport ahead of schedule and had plenty of time to relax before the flight. Just as we were boarding though, we had a pleasant suprise... FIRST CLASS UPGRADE!!!! The look on Emily's face was priceless. She had never flown first class and she could not hide the excitement. We had barely sat down in our extra wide seats before the flight attendant came by with coffee. Real coffee in real coffee cups. She was pretty impressed, since last time we flew in coach they had the cheap a$$ styrafoam coffee. I'm not sure if it was actually better coffee or if it just tastes better while watching the "coach commoners" struggle to find places for thier bags behind us. Either was, Emily was happy and thus so was I.

The flight "flew by" and we landed in MSP around noon. We stood outside waiting to be picked up and the "cold" 20(?) weather hit us west coast softies pretty hard. Once getting in to the Baker's car Jeff and Denise told us that this 20 degree weather was a hot spell, and that it had been 20 degrees COLDER for the past few weeks. "Nice to be home" I though.

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