Sunday, July 29, 2007
A flock, or a herd? (And air fares)
Some of you have asked how Secret and Meatloaf are getting along; well, they're doing fine, and so is the rooster in the background, who accepted the new addition just fine, thank you. I never had any doubts about the calves bonding. Cattle don't struggle for supremacy the way horses do. Oh, there's usually a leader in the group, but they always seem to get along just dandy.
I've been looking at airfare prices this morning. I really, really want to visit my sister this year when she's at her winter home in Texas. Now, I can fly round trip to Dallas out of Kansas City for $140. Or Washington, D.C., same price. I could do Chicago, round trip with three nights at a hotel, for $399. But to fly to visit my sister near McAllen, Texas, the cost is $353! Good grief, I could fly round trip to MAINE for $288.
However, I believe this year I will make a visit to my sister's winter home a priority. I'll see her a week from today, have her help me decide on the best time to visit, and go ahead and purchase my tickets early. Before anything comes up to interfere with my plans.