Hoochie was not a happy camper. She can always tell when we are leaving on a trip, and she hates it. But she didn't know that Bill was staying home with her this time and that she wouldn't be alone. Here she is with her brand new peanut butter flavored bone - a bribe so she would know that I love her.
Like a lot of people, traveling to a destination is a chore - not fun at all. But it's something that must be endured in order to enjoy the vacation.
I did have the benefit of traveling business class this time - it cost me a ton of AmExp points, but it was definitely worth it.
I was on an early afternoon flight to Denver, then to Frankfurt. After a five-hour layover there, finally to Venice.
Ontario Airport was pretty deserted - good for me but bad for the airport economy. I hate going to LAX, so I hope Ontario can survive the decline in travel that it seems to be experiencing.
I had never flown thru Denver or Frankfurt before, but I was really impressed with Denver but not so much Frankfurt.
The international flight from Denver to Frankfurt was on Lufthansa, my very first time on one of their flights. The Business class cabin was lovely, and the bonus was that I had no one sitting next to me. In fact, the row in front of me just had one passenger on each side. I asked the flight attendant why someone hadn't been upgraded to those seats, and she said that they didn't do that. Huh? Very strange . . .
Frankfurt was huge and congested, and I had to go thru security several times during my five-hour layover. Not that I ever left the terminal because I didn't. My carryon contained all of my electronics, and they hand-searched it twice. I cannot find the power cord to my computer, so I can only assume it wasn't put back after the search. Now to find a new power cord in Venice . . . I may have to post blog episodes on a public computer without photos. Stay tuned!