I don't claim to be a seasoned traveler. As a matter of fact, I hardly go anywhere. The last three times I've been on an airplane have been to visit my parents in Oklahoma. So, maybe someone can tell me . . . when did it get so *$)@#^ expensive to fly??! A few months ago when my husband and I flew to Oklahoma, our tix were less than $400, roundtrip (you know, cuz we wanted to go home). Now that I will have to go back any day, I've been checking out flights and prices. I wanted to cry! Seriously. I wanted to cry. Nearly double the price it was last time we went!
"Sorry, mom, I can't come to dad's funeral because we can't afford the *$^#& airfare. But, we ARE thinking about you."
So my husband called one of the airlines to ask about their bereavement rate. I thought maybe half price . . . what a joke! The rate is the same. Yes, the same. Except, they are generous enough to let you change flights without charge if you need to. Oh, thank you so much generous and compassionate airlines! We appreciate your thoughtfulness in our time of grief.
But, of course, I WILL get there, even if I have to walk (which, if I'm going to do that, I should start right now - - I might get as far as Pendleton, Oregon before my mom calls to tell me that it's time).
So, enough of my pity party. Thank you for letting me vent. I promise never to do it again . . . well, not soon anyway :)
All will be well.