I complete my season at Sheep Mountain Lodge on September 16. Usually I have a somewhat longer time span between gigs, this one is quick. In the evening, I will take the Alaskan Direct Bus Line route back to Anchorage. I should arrive sometime between 9-10 pm. I’ll have to double check the time later.
This is the second trip that I’ve booked all my hotels through hotwire.com. I’ll be staying overnight in Anchorage at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. The next morning my plane leaves at 10 am. Alaska Airlines 872 flies from Anchorage to Kahului, Maui and arrives around 2 pm. I change planes to Mesa Airlines 1006, doing business as go!, and depart Maui at 4:40 and arrive in Honolulu around 5:15 pm.
I check-in Thursday, September 17 at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. It is right on the beach in Waikiki. I’ll be staying there for two nights, checking out on Saturday. It will be my first trip to the islands.
My next plane leaves Honolulu at 10:30 pm on US Airways 23. It will arrive Sunday morning at 7:30 am in Phoenix Sky Harbor. There I switch planes to Southwest 209, leaving at 1:25 pm and arriving in Las Vegas around 2:30.
This will be my third time visiting Las Vegas. This time I will be staying in downtown at the Golden Nugget. I’ll be there until Tuesday, September 22 when at 1:30 pm I take Southwest 293 back to Phoenix, arriving around 2:45.
Then it’s back to Wickenburg where I’ll be for the season ending in May 2010.