Early November trip south is set

Beginning Friday, November 2 at 9:42 p.m. (Alaska time), we begin a week-long trip south to visit family in upstate New York and western Massachusetts.

We’re flying to Albany (via Minneapolis and Detroit) and will touchdown just before noon on Saturday the 3rd.

We’ll then take off from Albany once more at a bleary-eyed 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, getting home around 3:30 p.m. We’ll reverse the trip exactly: Albany > Detroit > Minneapolis > Anchorage.

Amazingly, this four-airports flight path was the only affordable way to make the trip. Anything with just two legs and three airports cost far more money than the (already outrageous) $1,300 we’re spending on airfare alone for this itinerary. Gotta love how extra miles and extra fuel actually cost less to the consumer. Sure, I get the economics, but still…

Meanwhile, back home… We’re planning on getting a live-in house sitter to watch over the pets and eliminate any snow from the driveway. Yes, snow.  Wanna sign up?  There’s a big screen TV, XBox 360, Wii and free Internet access just waiting for you, slugger.

Wish us luck. Here’s hoping for a little sumpin’ extra during my TSA pat-down. “No, that’s most certainly not a gun in my pocket. I really am happy to see you.”