Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
the secret life of jetlags
I am back in Flensburg – have been since around 9pm yesterday, in fact. (I left from a friends’ house for the airport at 12:30 pm on Sunday, so figuring in the six hour time difference it turns out to have been a 27,5 hour trip (though interspersed with seeing other friends in Chicago during my 6 hour layover and a 3 hour nap on yet another friend’s couch in Hamburg before I drove up North). Still, a bit of a treck, one might say … on the one hand. And on the other hand, the sheer distances one can cover in a day these days never fail to amaze me. If I really wanted to, I totally could fly to the other side of the world for a dinner withsomeone on a four day weekend, and then still be back in the office on time.
The secret remedy for jetlag seems to be to sleep 3 hours on a friends couch, then stay up for another 8 hours, sleep another 4, and then head off to the office and spend 11 hours there. Well, we’ll have to see what tomorrow brings, but so far I am doing ok. And the ground has stopped feeling like a shaking airplane, which is always a good thing.
And since the last photos I posted were from Nashville, the photos here are from US-68 aka the Kentucky Scenic Byway, which leads you (on a meandering sort of route) from Nashville, Tennessee to Lexington, Kentucky.
Now I’ve got to go and read the documents for the senate meeting tomorrow, and see if my washing is done. No rest for the jetlagged!