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I'm Green, and I'm with her

I’m Green, and I’m with her

My political cognizance dates back, roughly, to 1980 and Ronald Reagan’s successful run for the White House. To some, the best of times. Not to me. But that’s offered merely as a matter of historical context. My first presidential vote was cast for Michael Dukakis. (womp womp) My first successful presidential vote was cast for...
Not Quite Economy

Not Quite Economy

At my usual speed, a June post about a November trip is right on time. To all those, like me, who found themselves transferred from Star Alliance to oneworld when US Airways became American Airlines, I hope it’s useful for some time to come. In a nutshell, oneworld gives us access to British Airways. And...
Euro Vittles

Euro Vittles

Well, not just vittles. Some beverages and drinking spots must also be included. Gay bars, too, because, well, “all your appetites,” reads the tagline. The source material is a trip with friends and family during Thanksgiving week 2014 to Paris and Zurich. We were, altogether, my mother, Dora; husband, Fernando; niece, Quinn; pals Brent and...
Bonita Birthday

Bonita Birthday

While there’s certainly an argument to be made that this blog is nothing but Fernando birthday reports, let’s just move on. This time I took him to San Juan, where we met up with Jenny. You may remember Jenny from “Fernando Takes Manhattan.” With her Puerto Rican heritage, among other reasons, she was great to...
DCA-PHL-SJU-CLT-JFK-DCA Whew!

DCA-PHL-SJU-CLT-JFK-DCA Whew!

While there will be some San Juan to follow, I’m starting with just the trip report. Just the airports, planes, ups and downs. When I worked out the itinerary, I went out of my way – and paid a bit more – to get us on US Airways’ flagship A330-200. With Silver Preferred, I bought...