Just About to Leave

I’m going to write this before we take off. It is 11:03 and my roommate Luke is going to take four of us to the airport at 11:30. I just ran out of food in the fridge so I think I may stop by McDonalds or something else quick (and cheap) before we go. Looking at Delta’s website, the actual flight time of our trip to Entebbe, Uganda will be 19.33 hours. With all of the layovers, the total travel time will be around 25 hours, and 3,948 miles traveled, one way. I’m glad I got this trip logged on my Skymiles account :).

I’m very exited to be flying so far. At this point, the farthest I’ve been is Honduras, and that was on a cruise so it was a relatively insulated experience. As an added bonus, Delta canceled our group flight from Minneapolis to Amsterdam a few days ago, and broke our group up into various flights that leave at different times from different sections of the United States. One of our groups is flying to Amsterdam from Detroit, leaving in a few hours. Another is going to Amsterdam from Atlanta, leaving later than the first. And my group (4 out of 10 people) is leaving out of Detroit, set to arrive in Amsterdam sometime between the other two groups. I’m hoping this will give me an opportunity to explore the new airports a bit; after my gate is found of course. Don’t worry Mom and Dad :p.

Last thing: I might try to do a man bun on the trip. Maybe. So if anyone sees some pictures of the group, and I seem to have been replaced with a scruffy, wise world traveler, just know – that is me. Hahaha (I won’t actually be wise, I’ll just look the part)

About Andrew Bodlak

A soon-to-be senior at Creighton University. I grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and still hold a love for the city and state as a whole. I love going back and seeing the mountains, the Tesla store in Denver, and the hustle and bustle of I-25. I am a Neuroscience major at Creighton University, a major choice which has brought much fruit into my life. While is can be very challenging at times, I have learned to love a good challenge - especially when I get to the top of the metaphorical hill and look back on all that has been accomplished. This definitely applies to tough courses, but also to real life. For example, I have been in a long distance relationship with the most wonderful woman in the world for three years now - this was admittedly a LARGE challenge - but I appreciate the challenge nonetheless. As a side note, she is moving to Omaha for a masters program next year, so I am approaching that mountaintop of relief very soon. Five cheers of joy! Woohoo!

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