Editor's notes

Day One on the road to Sochi

Arrived in Seattle this morning on the first leg of flights to Russia. I have a 2-hour layover here, so I've had time to check in and learn that I have an aisle seat. Score! But I learned there is no wi-fi on international flights. Ouch. My flight to Amsterdam is 9 hours, 55 minutes. 

The Ball State students and the BSUatthegames team arrived safely in Amsterdam last night. I will be joining the group at the airport.

Security confiscated my small jar of peanut butter that I had in my carry-on. Terrorists lead, 1-0. I did not check any bags. My travel needs remain pretty simple.

It is 45 degrees in Sochi now, but 9 in Spokane. Go figure.

Reports of unprepared hotels in Sochi continue to be a bad omen. Our group is fortunate because we will be housed on a cruise ship, the Louise Olympia. Not sensing any Olympic fever here at SeaTac. There's that football team that folks seem happy about.

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