Family

Respect For Service And Sacrifice

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I was clearing security in an airport on my way home this morning, eager to see my family after a few days away.  I miss them when I’m gone, which likely comes as no surprise to those that read my blog on a regular basis.  Even though I spend a good portion of time away from the family, I’m lucky. As I headed up the escalator towards security, a handful of military folks in uniform hopped on the escalator in front of me.  At the top, they headed off to […]

Which Way To The Plane?  Take Alpha To Bravo

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The best laid plans… So, before this picture, I had a couple of days planned to get caught up on a bunch of blog posts I need to write. The good news is that they don’t think it’s broken, but we’ve got two weeks in a cast to be safe, then a follow-up (and hopefully a cast free rest of the summer). At any rate, hoping to get back to blogging shortly. In the interim, here’s a little bit of info only an aviation geek could find funny/interesting. Upon landing […]

Thank You For Your Thoughts

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Wow.  I have to say I’m more than a bit overwhelmed.  I haven’t been paying attention to much the last 28 hours other than the family member we were forced to say goodbye to yesterday. I’ve been trying my best to read and respond to all the comments people left, and I inadvertently clicked  on “Stats” instead of “Comments” this morning when I was going to approve a few comments that were awaiting moderation. I’m literally blown away by the number of people who read my post from last night. […]

When Life Takes A Heart-Breaking Turn

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This post will have absolutely nothing to do with miles and points.  If that’s the value you get out of my blog, I’m very thankful, but this post won’t help you with any of that.  I was inspired to write this today after watching my good friend Summer (Mommy Points) share a similar story not too long ago as she dealt with the pain of losing her companion.  Writing has always been an outlet for me, whether happy or sad.  It’s a necessary outlet right now. I remember that day […]

What I’m Thankful For

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There are lots of great things to talk about in the travel world. There are unbelievable first class seats to far away destinations. There are fabulous meals and wines. There are landmarks and sights to see, things that will leave you in awe of what the world has created. Waterfalls, mountains, monuments, churches, temples. Champagne, cheese, candies and treats. All wonderful things, to be celebrated for sure. But, this is what I’m thankful for: