Well here I am boarding my Alaska Airlines flight to With an overnight at the LAX Crowne Plaza before flying to Puerto Vallarta. We have perfect weather here in Portland for flying, deep blue skies with puffy white clouds that open up for a grand view of the Cascade mountain range. The snow is still covering Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson. I can even see our house as we are flying over it, is that awesome or what?
Flying the friendly skies
The other awesomeness of this flight is that it’s half empty. It’s been years since I have flown with an empty seat beside me. Gasp, unheard of! I was beginning to doubt that aircraft could leave the Tarmac until there was a completely full plane.
What is with a lot of passengers these days? I love the window seat but the new fad is to close the window so no sunlight is allowed inside. I’ve been getting dirty looks from some but sorry I paid for my seat also and besides that I like to look out! I’m very good at amusing myself with my camera in-route.
Puerto Vallarta is sounding really good right now. Sunshine, sparkling pool and comfy chaise lounges to take in total relaxation. I think a hot rock massage will go nicely with this trip too. But to be honest I’m not much for taking it easy, especially when traveling. Travel in my book is all about exploring, adventure and fun. If there is time for swimming after a day of touring then that’s an added perk.
The plane is approaching the airport, time to put all our electronics away. Can’t wait to tell you about the seaside all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva in my next post!
See more on the Hyatt Ziva