Here's the part II (Sunday - Monday).

Part I (Thursday - Saturday) can be found here:

I've been back home for almost two weeks now, but the memories of the weekend I spent in Atlanta refuses to leave my mind!  I had an absolute wonderful time at Dragon*Con (Friday, August 31 - Monday, Sept 3.)

I was high from the moment I met  [profile] stilettos81 in the airport on Thursday (we shared a hotel room in Atlanta), and still haven't quite managed to come down (to Earth) yet, which is a good thing since I need to somehow capture the memories with words...

By now, there are tons of reports all over the net detailing what happened during the Con.  So I'll start off with the bits and pieces I personally experienced instead.  I'm leaving the panel discussions for later after I get a chance to listen to my audio recordings (or never if the quality is too poor to discern what's been said), which I haven't managed to do due to the avalanche of things needed to be taken care of since I got back.

Argh!  LJ choked--it seems my entry is getting too big for one post.  So I have to break it into two parts!

(Click here for part II)

Another quickie:  After well over two hours delay, I finally landed in DFW!  ::exhale::

We landed in Terminal C.  On my way to the Skylink to get to Terminal D (where my connecting flight is going to be), I discovered Samsung Mobile Travel Center located just underneath the high-speed train station.  It has nice sofas, power outlet for laptop computers at every seat, and it's a T-Mobile wireless hotspot.  It even has a foldable bed in the back room!  But what delighted me the most was I discovered a lightweight comforter that came with the bed.  ::hooray::
Quickie posting:  I'm now back at the San Jose airport!  ::eek::

I was on my way to Atlanta for the Dragon*Con.  My flight took off from San Jose airport on time (5:45 pm).  But we had to turn around almost immediately and land.

There was a strange odor in the cabin while the plane was climbing altitude.  I actually smelled it at the onset and wondered what it was.  I'm always scared of every little things during flight so I'm super sensitive to the things around me on the airplane.  Anyway, not soon after I smelled the odor, the Captain announced we were turning back.  The flight back was pretty frightening for me (okay I admit I'm a chicken.)  The plane banked left and right very sharply and it came down FAST (like it was doing a dive)!

After we landed, the mechanics came to check the plane/engine.  Wouldn't you know it--the engine took out some birds during takeoff!  Actually the Captain kinda suspected it because he said he saw some birds on the runway just before the takeoff!  Come to think of it, when I first smelled the odor, my reaction was:  God, what was that?!  Then I thought it kinda smelled like burnt barbecue.

Anyway, I'm back at San Jose airport.  The damage to the engine was extensive enough that we had to switch to a different plane. We are just waiting for the next plane to come in (it's scheduled to come in around 7:30 pm.)  Good thing I'm catching a "red eye" flight and have an overnight layover in Dallas Fort Worth!


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