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Erk Pod 499 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 41 (San Francisco)

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 499. Erk expected to be in San Luis Obispo seeing his good friends Shawno & Jen by this point & be waking up in California. Well, Erk did wake up in California – but bunkered down at the San Francisco airport was not part of the plan.

 

The plan on the previous episode was to fly Walla Walla – Seattle – Salt Lake City – Phoenix – San Luis Obispo. But due to a faulty de-icing truck, this did not happen. Instead, there was a shuttle van ride over to the Tricity airport, a massive wait there, a flight to Seattle & another layover before a late night flight into San Francisco. Napping at the airport, Erk had to get another plane to San Luis Obispo. Not the plan Erk had in mind!

 

In case anyone is actually reading this, the next episode is Erk Pod episode 500 & it will be a lllllooooonnnngggg one! […]

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Erk Pod 496 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 37 (Seattle – Walla Walla)

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 496. Continuing on from the previous episode, Erk is on his way to regional Walla Walla, Washington. With a long layover in Seattle, Erk has a bit of time to do some plane spotting from the terminal as well as a couple of rides on the airport train system. Erk has been through Seattle twice now as of this episode (2009 & 2014), not stopping downtown on either occasion.  […]

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Erk Pod 495 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 37 (Chicago – Minneapolis/St Paul)

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 495. It is time for Erk to start the more regional part of his US trip. He is heading from Chicago to Walla Walla, Washington. When booking the trip, Erk knew that he would have to connect to a smaller plane in Seattle to get to Walla Walla but did not know that he would not be able to fly directly from Chicago to Seattle via Acme. Instead, he has to fly elsewhere from Chicago – to Minneapolis/St Paul. Erk is not impressed by this but he is well impressed with the airport during the brief connection. This episode covers the first half of Erk’s long travel day enroute to Walla Walla. It was very cold on Erk’s arrival! […]

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Erk Pod 493 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 35 (Chicago)

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 493. Erk’s first full day in Chicago, Erk has a hotel that is very convenient location downtown which gives him a great view of the passing trains. It is Erk’s first time in Chicago since 2009 & it was spring at that time. Winter in Chicago is very different to Chicago in spring as Erk finds out on day 35 of his adventure.  […]

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Erk Pod 492 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 34 (Chicago)

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 492. On this episode, Erk has arrived into Chicago. Not knowing if he would even end up in Chicago, he did not book any accommodation until after arrival. The first thing on the agenda was deciding if the hotel should be close to the airport at Midway (where Erk would be flying in & out of) or downtown. Downtown is where most of the action would be so the search started downtown for a suitable location.

 

Over the next few days, Erk would hear from the locals that this winter was the worst one that the city had suffered for a while & even on his arrival, Erk believed it. Several people questioned why Erk would even bother with a Chicago winter but it is part of the adventure! […]

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Erk Pod 491 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 34 (Atlanta – Chicago)

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 491. After a weekend in Atlanta, Erk’s next part of his US tour commences with a first class Acme flight from Atlanta to Chicago. At Atlanta International, Erk is able to celebrate a rare event at an airport. Taking advantage of a good seat & the new personal electronic equipment rules, Erk had a nice flight & a nice view coming into a very cold Chicago.  […]