Friday, August 6, 2004 –
After reading up quite a bit for weeks about the 49th state, we drove to the airport after leaving work early on Friday. We all left at about 5:45 p.m. on a Delta flight to Minneapolis. After a brief stopover and a change of planes, we boarded the long flight across Canada to Anchorage. We finally arrived at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. I didn’t realize what a big air cargo destination is as the fifth-largest cargo airport in the world.
Upon arrival, we were beat because we landed at 4:30 a.m. eastern time. We went to the Residence Inn near the airport to get some sleep.