On our way to Battle Creek
We are currently sitting on our flight, cruising at 30,000 feet, on our way to Battle Creek (via Detroit).
We just had 3 days at Disneyland in LA to “wind down” from work before kicking into ballooning mode. The weather was really hot, between 35-38 degrees celcius each day. We had a great time but after 3 days we were pretty much ready to move on.
I have to say that having WiFi on a flight is very handy. It means I can spend the 4 hour flight sorting out logistics rather than just thinking about them.
The logistics pain has already begun. As I was about to board the plane, I called the car rental company would have our van ready to pick up tomorrow. I had arranged (about a month ago) to get a 15 seat van and they said they would remove the 2 rows of seats so we can fit the balloon in. I had been assured by the District Manager that this would be done. When I asked them just now, they said they could not legally remove the seats and the District Manager that had told me they could was no longer with the company. Oh Joy!
So tomorrow morning, when we pick up the van, Sean and I are going to have to see if we are going to be able to remove them ourselves and if not, we might have to scramble around Detroit to find a pickup to hire.
Tomorrow is also the day to pick up the balloon, helium, gas, fire extinguisher and a fan. So it is going to be a busy day.