Hey everyone, I’m back in the Bay Area after visiting Portland for the last few days for Christmas and let me tell you it was quite a trip! I woke up this morning at 3:30am and left with my dad and Tyler to the airport at around 4:20am for our 6:45am flight so I could get Tyler back to Lana for Christmas. My dad heard the main roads had cleared up so he took the chains off his truck. We had quite a ride down the hill to the highway and once we got on the highway everything was plowed really nicely with no snow at all. We were going maybe 45-50 MPH when we must have hit some ice going over an overpass when we started zig zagging left, then right, then back left, then back right until we did a 180 into the highway wall which luckily had a ton of snow buffering it. The snow bank stopped the truck and my dad told me to drive so he could push us out of the snow and back onto the highway. We got going again and I kept it in four wheel drive going real slow the rest of the way to the airport. Everyone including my dad’s truck is luckily fine but it was quite a ride let me tell you.
We only had to stand in line during check-in for maybe 5-10 minutes and the guy checking me in asked my dad if he wanted to help me through security and I didn’t even give him a chance to answer before I said “YES” for him. The guy said he was a single dad too so he understood what it takes to get through security which was so nice. It was really nice to have some help going through security and then we got a Starbucks and watched Tyler flirt with all the people. Of course as they were calling for us to board Tyler decided to “do his thing” so I ended up being the last one to board. He was really good on the flight and went to sleep about 10 minutes into us taking off. When we got into Oakland it was raining and really windy which wasn’t fun for Tyler and I because we had to stand and wait for the economy lot bus. I dropped Tyler off at Lana’s and just got home about an hour ago after calling my parents to tell them I made it. I don’t think I went on any trains but it has been quite an adventure let me tell you. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone.