howdy, howdy!

So I’ve made my way halfway across the country, and am in Calgary to visit with friends and fambly for five days. I don’t fly domestically very often, and when I do it’s usually with Mapleflot because I’m forced by company policy to use them (I guess the monopolies figure they have to support each other). This was the first opportunity to fly WestJet, and I have to say I was thrilled with the experience. Amazing people, direct flights, on-time everything, smiles galore, and a comfortable ride – all for $200 less than the big red machine. From now on I’ll be flying with these folks whenever possible.

It’s great to visit with my sister and brother-in-law, as everything is just like it’d be back home. There’s no pressure to do anything, we just hang out and catch up. I like that. Rachel will be joining us in a couple days for Kjell’s wedding, so tomorrow will be a wee bit of work to make up for the half-day lost today, and then I’ll probably sleep a lot and try to track down other folks to say “Howdy!”

It’s good to be here.