We decided to go up and back the same day for OKC's game at Milwaukee on Sunday, so I kept a log the best I could on my iPad.
Wow, what a day!
3:05 a.m. wake up call for a 5:00 flight to Dallas, WOOF!
4:00 a.m. arrive at Airport Parking
4:28 a.m. walk through TSA Pre, the lady says "do you have your cell phone out of your pocket?" I realized I didn't have my phone.
4:30 a.m ran back to Blitz Truck with luggage to find cell phone, nope, I left it at home.
4:42 a.m. back to TSA Pre, after running the airport mile in under four.
4:45 a.m. ran to gate 8 and received a free upgrade to economy plus, no one was sitting next to me, which was probably good after my early stress workout.
4:50 a.m. pilot says we're having electrical problems, so no air in cabin and will use a different procedure to start plane. OK?
5:08 a.m. wheels up and heading for Dallas.
5:42 a.m. land in Dallas, what's for breakfast?
6:00 a.m. McDonalds
7:05 a.m. pilot welcomes us over the intercom, sit back and enjoy your flight to...long pause .. Milwaukee.
7:20 a.m. wheels up to Milwaukee, first time to say that.
9:05 a.m. I notice snow on the ground south of Milwaukee. Remember I hit my snow quota back in Brooklyn.
10:00 a.m. purchase a $15 shuttle ticket for a ride downtown.
10:28 a.m. arrive at arena but pass isn't there so I can't get in, my NBA credential wouldn't work. (hey, it worked in NY and Phoenix)
11:00 a.m. eating a cheese omelette at UGLY's in downtown Milwaukee.
11:29 a.m. walking into Bradley center.
11:51 a.m. Durant takes first shot during Pregame warmup.
12:30 p.m. pregame media meal opens up, eggs? Again?
1:15 p.m. searching for Thunder fans in the arena, that wasn't too hard to do.
1:45 p.m. cup of coffee.
2:28 p.m. Sam Presti gives me the hello nod.
2:40 p.m. the game is underway.
2:55 p.m. Milwaukee having a hard time putting the basketball through the round cylinder.
3:25 p.m. Enes Kanter jam Thunder up 51-32, he's killing the Bucks.
4:33 p.m. Bucks hit a 3, trail by two in the the fourth. Another fourth quarter collapse in the works?
4:40 p.m. Anthony Slater from the Oklahoman informs me the Lakers are beating the Warriors, say what?
4:55 p.m. Thunder up 10 with under three minutes to play.
5:09 p.m. OKC picks up win number 43.
5:30 p.m. finished shooting a segment with OKC's Matt Pinto and a quick look-live (TV lingo) for our 5:30 newscast.
5:35 p.m. sent video back to KWTV and KOTV with fingers crossed.
5:51 p.m. Touchdown! Confirmation the video made it back in time.
6:00 p.m. left the Bradley Center, I actually left before the team did.
6:04 p.m. waved down a cab, put the pedal to the metal back to the airport. LUCKY!
6:25. p.m. arrive at airport, cab driver forgot to give me a receipt or I lost it in record time, that's up for debate.
6:45 p.m. purchased a golf shirt on sale with Thunder colors at PGA airport shop, please don't tell my wife, but it was a good deal.
6:55 p.m. TSA pre was closed, I had to take several items out of the bags. Yep, I was holding up the line.
7:00 p.m enjoying coffee, courtesy of Seattle's Best.
7:05 p.m. big yawn and the yawning didn't stop for a while.
7:16 p.m. board the plane for Chicago, maybe 12 passengers on jet. This could be my shortest flight on record.
7:25 p.m. pilot says we're leaving early. Yes! Cruising at ten thousand feet.
7:45 p.m. wheels up to Chicago.
8:06 p.m. and wheels down at Chicago O'Hare.
8:47 p.m. Chili's by my gate, so Chili's for supper. "I'll have the right side of the menu."
9:12 p.m. just demolished a cheeseburger.
9:13 p.m. and now officially sleepy.
9:42 p.m. board the plane. Figures, the fourth and final leg is jam packed with passengers, who knew the late flight to OKC was so popular?
10:17 p.m. $7 for a beer, gotta pass on that one American.
11:35 p.m. bumpy approach to Will Rogers, Oklahoma wind is knocking us around.
11:41 p.m. land back in OKC.
12:05 a.m. another search in the truck for my phone, no go.
12:30 a.m. I roll into the driveway back home.
12:35 a.m looked for phone in house, no luck, too tired so I went to bed.
6:45 a.m alarm goes off, time to get up and help get my daughter get ready for the bus.
8:30 a.m. poor attempts to track down my phone with AT&T, Samsung and Google.
10:10 am City of Yukon calls me and said they found my phone in the middle of Route 66, my Monday just got better.