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Sleepless Out of Seattle

January 21, 2014

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  Life in the Boomer Lane, in an effort to travel as inexpensively as possible, always flies coach, never purchases direct flights and leaves at ungodly times of the day. Because her flight from Seattle to Chicago yesterday was at 6AM, and because she had spent the evening before watching the Seattle Seahawks obliterate the […]

The Vamoose Party

November 28, 2013

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Those of you who enjoy reading about fun travel and adventure have, no doubt, heard of the antics of the Donner Party, a California Trail wagon train of eighty-one American pioneers who in 1846 found themselves trapped by snow in the Sierra Nevada. Thirty-six members of the party perished as a result of starvation, exposure, […]

How to Board A Plane

November 17, 2013

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  Life in the Boomer Lane has had a lot of time lately to do an in-depth assessment of airline boarding policies. This has been done primarily while she has been boarding. And, since she has flown an inordinate number of times recently (due primarily to having three children in three completely different places, and […]

Woman Drives 900 Miles Out of Her Way After GPS Error

January 16, 2013

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When this blogger saw the above headline on Yahoo News, she was sure the article was written about her.  But a quick check of her surroundings informed her that she was, as usual, seated in front of her laptop, wearing her pajamas.  She breathed a sigh of relief and wrote the following in response to […]

Breaking Bad: The Belt Buckle Version

September 19, 2012

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What with all the recent antics involving Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and the rise in women being encouraged to eat their placentas after giving birth, I totally forgot about one of the most memorable airport experiences I had on this most recent trip to Turkey. It occurred on the first leg of my journey, at […]

Travelling Light: No Suitcase and At Times, No Plane

September 12, 2012

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Actual conversations held between 8/31/12 and 9/10/12 between an unnamed, not- famous-but-should-be blogger (LBL) and various representatives of airlines and airport security: 8/31/12 Frankfort, Germany LBL: Why have we been sitting at the gate for three hours? Lufthansa Rep: We are on strike. LBL: But I flew from DC to Frankfort. LR: We weren’t on strike […]

My GPS Has A Different Accent Than Yours

February 10, 2012

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(The following is the 11th in my series, “Old Posts to Dredge out on Slow Weekends Because When I Posted Them Originally People Cared More About the Economy and World Peace Than My Blog.” This one, though, was actually my first Freshly Pressed post, so a lot of people did see it.) I have a GPS […]

Thanksgiving in London and Paris: Snuggling Babies Across Borders

November 12, 2011

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(The following is the third in my new series, “Old Posts to Dredge out on Slow Weekends Because When I Posted Them Originally People Cared More About the Economy and World Peace Than My Blog.” Although nothing has changed, it’s the start of a slow weekend.) I spent last Thanksgiving in London with my daughter, son-in-law, and brand […]

Passenger Creates Kindle Mayhem on Transatlantic Flight

March 25, 2011

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My flight back from London was uneventful except for one item of note.  At some point during the trip, I fell asleep and was awakened by a loud clunk.  When my brain cleared, I realized my Kindle must have slid off my lap.  I then proceeded to do the Airline Dance in which one attempts to […]

The Room You Never Want to Go Into

December 5, 2010

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   I seriously hate beating dead horses.  And I don’t know why anyone would want to do that anyway, but apparently there must have been a time in the past when people actually did beat dead horses, or the phrase never would have come into existence. Did they do it or fun on the farm? […]

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