Category Archives: Flying

Packing Light: Tips from a Woman Who Learned to Let Go

My family and I recently returned from our first Las Vegas vacation. We had a blast…and experienced a lot of things for the very first time. We loved our vehicle from the cost-efficient, friendly and easy-to-arrange RelayRides, which has easy airport rentals. We stayed in … Continue reading

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Flying the Friendly Skies

The fun began last Thursday morning when my alarm sounded at 5 AM. I was off to fly the friendly skies to Dayton, Ohio and the long-awaited (two years!) Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop (EBWW). I’ve already told you about the out-of-control TSA agent I … Continue reading

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TSA Precheck at Liberty International Airport, Terminal B: Out-of-Control TSA Agent

The last three times I’ve flown I’ve had “TSA Pre-check” above my name on my airline ticket, which in my world makes me a rock star. In layman’s terms it means that when I reach the airport’s Transportation Safety Administration … Continue reading

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Operation ReLoSouth: Round Two!

My husband Mike and I have been on the hunt — “Operation ReloSouth” — for the perfect retirement location. We want to live in a less-expensive, more relaxed area of the country near water. With better weather (no snow) than what … Continue reading

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A Blustery Day: One Ending; Two Beginnings

Wednesday night the weather was horrible: heavy rain and wind. I was tasked with picking up 30 helium balloons and bringing them safely to our high school cafeteria where they would be used as part of the decorations for the … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Friendly Skies: The Trip That Wasn’t

Today I was supposed to fly to St Louis and stay in my girlfriend Ginger’s luxurious mansion, the Moon Mansion, for a long weekend. I was going to be picked up at the St Louis airport by my striking redheaded … Continue reading

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Day 1: Ft Myers, FL

First Stop     My husband Mike and I took off for a week’s vacation in Florida this morning. We flew Jet Blue so I had a fabulous flight since I watched TV the whole way to Florida. I don’t … Continue reading

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Flying the Friendly Skies

I’ve been on some of the great airlines of the past. Do you remember Freddie Laker and the Laker Skytrain? How about People’s Express? I flew them, along with airlines like Sabena. I always loved to go to the airport, … Continue reading

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