Zero to Manchester
Looks like Iâ€™ll make it to the Northeast in time for the big race.
Iâ€™ll start in Columbia, drive to Raleigh, catch a plane, stop in Washington D.C., and finally arrive in Manchester, New Hampshire. Iâ€™ll visit Connecticut, hit the expo in Boston, and stay outside of Hopkinton. On the way home, Iâ€™ll layover in Atlanta. Thatâ€™s seven states in three days (if Iâ€™m fortunate enough to give Rhode Island a miss). In the words of Sam Spade, â€œAre you getting all this or am I going to fast for you?â€
You know youâ€™ve had a stressful go of it when the thought of starting a marathon is eminently relaxing. At least I now know more about the arcane inner workings of the airline fare system than I care to admit. Please donâ€™t ask me about it, Iâ€™ll have a disturbing flashback.
Now, as long as US Airways and Delta stay in business for 2 more weeks, Iâ€™ll be all set. Meanwhile, I plan on telling every airline official whoâ€™ll listen that Iâ€™ve qualified for the Manchester Marathon.