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A Tale of Triumph Over Painful Scheduling and Brutal Jet-Lag

The story so far...

View Snowboarding in Utah & The planned itinerary, correct as of December 2008 on pendleton's travel map.

So, we are now comfortably nestled in Moose Hollow condos in Eden, Utah.

The journey started slightly less comfortably due to us only getting 4 hours of sleep after the karaoke madness of the night before (thanks to everyone that made it out Saturday btw). Heathrow terminal 5 seemed to work exactly as advertised so no problems there, just an 8 hour flight to Denver. However once we got to Denver, with hangovers and sleep deprivation seriously kicking in, we had to settle down to a 6 hour layover with nothing to do except stare at the immensity of the Colorado plains, which were made even more hallucinogenic by our sleep-starved minds playing tricks with us. Eventually our 2-hour connecting flight to Salt Lake was called which we couldn't have been happier to get on. The other side was a real struggle due to a confluence of:

a) we'd only had 4 hours sleep in the last 40 hours
b) we had two large board bags, two large rucksacks and two small rucksacks to maneuver ($4 for a trolley? as if)
c) the hotel wasn't picking up the phone and didn't seem to be sending the airport shuttle that it was s'posed to

Eventually we got a taxi to the airport hotel with a friendly out-of-towner (who paid for it on his work expenses result!!) and fell into a deep and dreamless sleep.

The next morning we went and picked up the truck (which will get its own posting in the near future), spent a couple of hours aimlessly driving around SLC until we bought a TomTom, went to a massive Wal-Mart for supplies, picked up our stuff and drove north thru Ogden to Eden.

We now have a computer in the condo so are a little more contactable. Also there is a phone in the condo that we can receive calls on, let us know if you want the number.


Posted by pendleton 23:24 Tagged transportation

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