A large part of my long hiatus from blogging was the fact that I left to do field work in Antarctica. I was unexpectedly gone for Christmas and New Years, but science knows no holidays.
I’ll share more about my time in Antarctica soon, but I have to say one of the saving graces this time around was access to the airport lounge. What a game changer. Food, drinks, comfortable seats. Even a shower in some places. I’m willing to argue that even a 15 hour flight in economy can be salvaged by airport lounges on either end.
LAX was kind enough to have a video/light show on as I passed through on my way south as well. Not a bad way to spend a 5 hour layover.