Sunday, December 03, 2006

Glad I'm not staying on in the area ...

It's like 10F outside at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, and occasional light snow and a dull grey sky. Ugh. DC should be better. I haven't checked ... I want to be surprised. Heh.

There's this cool little observation deck above concourse D (where the flight for Dulles leaves from) with a neat view of one of the active runways. (No, I don't have the MSP airport layout in my head, so I don't know the runway numbers.) I could spend the whole day here watching the birds take off and land ... :-)

I was on the phone giving an outline of what the Novitiate would look like in the Spring. There was only one other person on the deck -- an airport employee. As she was leaving she says, "What do you do if you don't mind me asking? I've never heard anyone say, 'For Lent I will be ... '" ... :-D

The flight to Dulles is on time, and I have my First Class upgrade. Soon I'll back back on Eastern Time.

[:: Update -- The observation deck faces Rwy 12R/30L. Planes were landing on 12R ... When our turn came, the wind had changed, and we took off from 30L.]


mgibson said...

Hey - you were mere miles from me and you didn't call to say hello?? What the!? ;)

Just be glad it was "like 10F" outside and not like -15F, as it was not so long ago (and will be again... oh my beloved Rome, where have you gone?)

Gashwin said...

Oh dear ... I should have remembered the Roaming Roman is now back on home turf. Or is that tundra? :) Maybe the next time NW routes me through the frigid northern reaches, I'll look you up! :-)