MARCH 6, 2019 – Wednesday – Verdi-> Reno -> Los Angeles Weather: Rain and sleet, 34* in Reno, Raining, cool 50’s in LA
We get up at 7:00 AM and Nick takes us to the airport. We go through security without any problems, except Rick has to do the extra pat down and scan as usual with his new knee. We board the plane, but then have to wait for the plane to be de-iced and then wait another 17 minutes on the runway because of overflow traffic going into LAX. We finally take off at 11:30 in the rain. We have some turbulence but arrive in LA fine. We have plenty of time because our flight out of LA doesn’t leave until midnight. We celebrate the starting of our trip with John and Nancy Jorgensen with the guys having beers and the gals having “Blueberry Takeoffs” – blueberry mimosas! They were good and just may help with trying to get some sleep on the long flight tonight. We find out our flight is delayed until 1:30 AM. We make it through security again by 9:10 PM. We now have four more hours to wait. Oh well, we are on our way to CHINA!