I have to admit that this is not what I envisioned for the first update of the season. Nevertheless, here is a summary of today, but the numbers:
3:30 - the time my alarm went off this morning
-16 - the temperature in Edmonton
1,000 - the number of questions asked by the friendly US customs agent
3 - the number of times we had to "reboot" the plane to try and clear a warning light.
110 - the number of minutes we sat on the tarmac in Edmonton
450 - the estimated weight in pounds of the lady across the aisle from me. Seriously, this was legendary.
27 - the number of times the guy in front of me loudly announced he could call AMA to boost the plane while we waited.
2.5 - the number of hours my flight to Denver was late
30 - the number of minutes for which we sat on the tarmac in Denver waiting for a gate
30 - the number of seconds by which I missed my Bozeman connection
70 - the number of dollars it cost me to book a shuttle from Bozeman to West Yellowstone due to having missed my ride
0 - the amount of compensation in dollars offered by United to pay for my lunch
So, in summary, it's been a bit of a rough one so far. More to follow...