First travel day. Arrive at PDX at 8:30 am. 2 and a half hours before departure should be plenty right?
Not when you have 6 people, 8 suitcases, 3 boxes of drums & cymbals. 2 saxophones, and an electric bass and you are checking in to Beijing. The good news is that we made the gate area with a 1/2 hour to spare. 23 minutes in the air to Seattle and here we are having some lunch, amazed that this trip is actually happening.
Only 5 more hours till we board for China.