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Almost Whole

Almost Whole

By on Apr 18, 2013 in Blather | 0 comments

No matter how short a trip, things can change rapidly while you’re away. Remember my Wordless Wednesday post from last week? While I was gone, THIS happened: When I schedule travel, I need to learn to tack on a few extra days to cushion the transition from home and back. The day before my trip was a flurry of preparation. And yesterday would likely have been...

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Air Travel is an Adventure. And Yesterday on American Airlines, It Was Torture.

Air Travel is an Adventure. And Yesterday on American Airlines, It Was Torture.

By on Apr 17, 2013 in Travel | 1 comment

I’m back from my business travel to Denver. Barely. I was one of the unfortunate souls who were supposed to fly yesterday on American Airlines. I arrived at a terminal that was in chaos: I was one of the lucky ones. I only had to wait about twenty minutes before the computer system went back online. I checked myself in to my 3:25 pm flight and stood in line to...

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Yesterday Was Lovely in Denver…

By on Apr 15, 2013 in Blather | 0 comments

… I wish I’d had the foresight to take a photo. But I did not notice how pretty the weather was until late afternoon, when I was loaded down with reading material I had picked up at the Lifesavers Conference. Disclosure: I am attending the conference devoted to improving highway safety as a guest of Toyota, which is picking up my expenses. They will not...

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Packing It In

By on Apr 13, 2013 in Travel | 1 comment

I like to travel. That is, I like getting out of Los Angeles and visiting other places. The problem is the part about “getting out.” Road trips are fun, but it’s hard to find the time to drive longer distances than between here and my sister’s place in Sacramento. Today, I had to travel to Denver – and that meant taking an airplane. I...

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