Los Angeles International Airport,
Oct 8, 2010
Just a quick note to mark the beginning of a voyage. I’m sitting at LAX, killing most of the morning, waiting for our flight to Holland. I left Carmel Valley at 1:00 this morning…well almost 1:00. I did have a bit of a false start when I shredded a trailer tire before I ever left the driveway. When Bea said “call if you need anything” I don’t think she had a tire changing pajama party in mind. She’ll think twice before she offers next time! Spare tire on, we set off for a 9:00am arrival at the airport for Finian’s USDA inspection. After that we loaded and weighed all the gear (yikes), for which you pay by the kilo. A couple hundred dollars just for hay and grain, that’s when you know the horse has it better than the human! Now we’re just waiting.
We load Finn at 2:00 and then I go through normal security and boarding and will join up with him on the plane. I’m told I get a seat at the very back, right next to a door that goes straight to him. Secret trap door into the mysterious innards of a Boeing 747? It’s all new to me but I’ll try to take some photos.
More news soon …..