Sunday, December 10, 2023

2023 Army/Navy Game - Day #4

About half the group were up and out very early to catch 7 am flights home. Larkin and I had a lazy breakfast (veggie & ham omelet) with Max and Zach in the hotel. Nooter and Gribi eventually showed up.

After checking out of the room, Nooter dropped Larkin and I at the airport. We had a 12:35 pm American Airlines flight from Boston to Phoenix.

The flight boarded about 30 minutes late. I had a nice extended legroom aisle seat (10D). I logged on to the wifi as we were pulling away from the gate. Wifi ran great for the whole 5 1/2 hour trip. I finished my book, The Exchange by John Grisham and worked on several blog entries. At one point, I realized that someone was watching football on their iPhone. Digging around, I realized that the free TV services included the football game. In between working on blog entries, I watched the San Francisco 49er versus Seattlee Seahawks NFL football game.

We were on the ground in Phoenix almost on schedule. Larkin and I had another short turnover. Dashing from one end of the terminal to the other, we boarded a 5:25 pm American Airlines flight to Sacramento. I had a nice exit row aisle (D14). I read a new book, The Spare Man, the whole flight.

I gave Larkin a ride from the airport. We were back in Carmichael about 7:20 pm. Cindy picked Larkin up shortly afterwards.

It was a great trip. I enjoy everyone's company immensely. Unfortunately, it was very compressed. I am thinking that next year that I will add a couple of days on the front or back end.

The 2024 Army-Navy Game will be held at FedEx Field where the Washington Commanders play on Saturday, December 14. Fedex Field is located in in Landover, Maryland. This will be the second time the game has been played there. The first time was 2011.

One last note. I think that the thing that I like most about retirement so far is that I don't have to worry about getting up at 5:20 am tomorrow to go to work!

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