When is good cell phone reception disappointing? I am grateful that I can use my phone to create this blog post, but cell phone service can only indicate one thing: On our second full day of vacation, Kathy and I are still in the United States.
As a former airline employee, I fly for free. The catch is that Kathy and I fly standby and can only get on flights which have seats available. After trying since Friday night to catch an open flight out of Portland, my parents intervened. The MAX train does not run early enough in the morning, so my parents let us crash at their house in Vancouver, WA for a few hours.
My mom was even kind enough to take us to the airport at 4:30 a.m.
We finally made it, thank God! Our flight to Salt Lake City is about to push back from the gate. Our destination? Last night we ruled out Europe and decided to fly to Uruguay, with a stop in Argentina. I'm looking forward to not having cell phone reception.