By Dave Price
Sitting on the plane about to pull away from the gate...and I can't believe I'm about to do this trip again -- from ALASKA.
Knowing what I know from last year's inaugural journey -- I'm going to get every ounce of sleep I can on the plane, because, most likely, it's the last time I'll sleep more than four hours in one shot for the next eight days.
I'll arrive in Anchorage late tonight -- the early hours of Friday morning -- and pretty much go and shower and head out for our morning live shot at 3 a.m. local time, and then after the show ends -- who knows...
Temperatures should be in the 20's. Next time we start in Puerto Rico.
All kidding aside though, I can't wait to be on the road and meeting the fascinating cross-section of people who live all across our country.
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