We're finally home from Montpellier, back in Phoenix. I spent most of the past 24 hours wedged into middle seats on airliners, so I'm now rewarding myself with one or more cold beers, in my kitchen, in my underwear. It's good to be home. A young woman from our parish, whom we met during our… Continue reading After a long, miserable day of travel, we’re finally home from Montpellier
After fifteen days in Montpellier, France, our long journey home to Phoenix is underway. The upside of getting an early start is not having to rush. The downside is a lot of time spent waiting. We unwittingly arrived at the airport an hour before check-in was scheduled to begin for our flight to Paris. We… Continue reading The long journey home from Montpellier is underway
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/tsa-jfk-passengers-bypass-security-checkpoint-article-1.2977418 I couldn't resist sharing a link to this recent news about my favorite three-letter agency. I'm not sure which troubles me more, that the TSA couldn't be bothered to perform its most basic function, or that such a large part of the traveling public doesn't recognize the screening is little more than security theater.
Our latest adventure is now underway. The most stress-inducing part of any trip by air for me -- the TSA gauntlet -- is safely behind us. After waiting twenty minutes to drop off our bags at the US Airways counter, I decided to try the B security area even though we are departing through a… Continue reading Latest adventure underway
Today I had the opportunity to combine two of my passions: aviation and women. Not necessarily in that order. I invited a woman I've been seeing for the past several weeks to fly to Sedona with me for the day. Sedona is 82 miles (132 km) north of Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix — roughly… Continue reading Day getaway by small plane to Sedona, Arizona