The Miracle of Air Travel

Day 155

Thursday I got on a plane and flew south. Within a two hours I was with my daughter’s family and cuddling my youngest grandchild.

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It is a delight to be able to see my family frequently and having access to a reasonably priced airline is a godsend.

Air travel is not glorious. The scanner lit my body scan up like a Christmas tree which meant I had to go through an almost full-body pat down. In addition, they also swiped my hands looking for — who knows? But, after a 15 minute delay I was on my way to the gate.

After boarding I donned my noise cancelling headphones and watched the first episode of the final season of House of Cards. Luckily it was available for download to my iPad so I could enjoy it while in flight.

I wrote about traveling in this blog post back in 2010. It is not like it once was for sure. It used to be almost magical.

What still resonates, however, is that joy of a quick trip with family. I have a week of cuddles to look forward to and you cannot put a price on that!