Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Powerful British Airways Ad

No, not in the way you might think. Our young blogger acquaintance, Lucky, at One Mile at a Time, just posted a British Airways ad about a mother in India surprised by a visit from her son.

To be judgmental and condescending, only parents can fully appreciate this commercial.

We'd write in more detail, but dust from the keyboard has kicked up into our eyes.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

More Boeing 787 Problems?

We've been keeping an eye on this in part because we live in Boeing's part of the world and would like to see them do well.

The other reason is that  our upcoming whirlwind of September-December travel includes a flight on a 787.

The invaluable Travel Insider, one of our favorite sources of information not necessarily found elsewhere, has now written about another "incident" involving a 787 that hasn't received much publicity.
Another 787 Fire But Kept Secret Until Now
We do hope this all gets sorted out and resolved ASAP.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

A Tip About Travel Tips Articles

The tip? Skim them very quickly. There's often more chaff than wheat.

Some of these articles are full of tips that are blindingly obvious, silly or just plain wrong. ("If you dress well for your flight and ask the gate agent politely you're more likely to be upgraded to First Class.")

Every once in awhile, though, we actually come across a few tips that strike us as useful, handy, and - best of all - new to us.

For example...
13 Travel Tips That Will Make You Feel Smart
For us numbers 2 and 13 are novel and potentially useful. (We stuff our shoes with socks and underwear to maintain the shoes' shape while utilizing otherwise empty space for easily-compressible items that wrinkles don't affect.)

Numbers 1, 3, and 5 on the other hand...

Another example of the same genre just arrived in the inbox after we wrote the first couple of paragraphs...
Seven Things You Should Never Pack in a Carry-On Bag
Don't bother to click, unless you want to laugh at how accurate our words are in paragraph two above.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Family Birthday Party: Riley Celebrates Being Six With Her Brothers And Cousins

Always a very special time for us...

 After the presents, it's time for the Birthday cake...
The six-year-old asked for a Smurf cake and Kathy came through...

Jace, our youngest grand-kid, celebrated his big sister's big day by taking his first definitive steps in the direction of Jake, our oldest grand-kid. How fitting is that with a bunch of cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents cheering him on - along with his parents of course.

Mr. Personality knows how to work a crowd.
He likes to grab cameras and glasses too. Is he getting quick!

Happy Sixth Birthday, Riley!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Two Great Blue Herons From Our Window

The live one standing on the neighbor's dock this morning looks as if he's trying to strike the same pose as sister-in-law Maureen's Paverpol sculpture that now adorns our back yard.

Thursday, July 4, 2013