My morning started extremely early with a 4:30 wake up time. Alan was so awesome driving me to the airport and luckily the tears were cried the night before, so it was a sweet see you later. My flight took off a little late due to the baggage belt breaking, we were underway just 15 minutes late. Once in the air, I tried to catch up on my sleep since I only slept 3.5 hours last night. I was awake over Utah starring at a sea of red outside the plane window. How surreal to think I will be hiking those red rocks for the next 28 days. When I landed in Vegas I could hear those around me talking about where they were staying and what they like to do in Vegas. I thought, these people are going to gamble, eat and drink in hopes to come home winners. Then I thought of myself, and how I wasn't gambling, but I would be winning on my trip. As soon as I disembarked I heard my name being paged in the baggage claim, all I could think of was, oh no all my toiletries probably leaked all over my bags and they can't put them on the belt. Turns out, one of my two bags didn't make it to Vegas. I was actually thrilled that one of my bags would be hand delivered to Fitness Ridge making me look like a modest packer.