I have been enjoying visiting blogs and decided to start my own, even though I don't know what I am doing or if anyone will even be interested in reading what I have to say. I am a 50 year old management consultant who has been married to the the love of my life for 30 years and have two grown daughters and a son-in-law who we are very proud of. We are blessed to live in Scottsdale Arizona and are enjoying getting out and experiencing it in our RV! Thanks for stopping by our blog and please consider joining us, who knows where we will go...Kevin & Tracy.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Done For Another Year!

Well I am happy to report that my business travels are done for another year, thankfully.  I was in Martinsville, Indiana on Wednesday and Thursday when a big storm started heading our way.  I had a 6:00pm flight and I was concerned when I started to see so many cancellations on the board.

Finally we boarded and the pilot said we needed to de-ice the wings, so we pushed back from the gate and the trucks started spraying deicer from a boom, wow, I bet that poor guy was cold.  The snow continued to fall and the wind was blowing like crazy, every minute that passed, the more concerned that I got that we would be called back to the gate and that I would be spending the night in Indianapolis. 

But finally we were cleared for take off and what a take off it was.  The captain raced down the runway with the engines going full boar and we took off into what looked like pea soup.  We were shaking side to side and up and down for what seemed like an eternity, but it was probably only five minutes and then we cleared the muck and it was smooth sailing all of the way back to Arizona.  I have to say that the flight attendant couldn't have gotten there with my adult beverage fast enough, it was so nice to finally relax.

So this weekend we are getting ready for our daughter and son-in-law to arrive from Oregon, they thought they could make the drive in two days, but I think it will be more like two and one-half, because they hit a snow storm and had to use their chains.

Our younger daughter is home from ASU and was happy to report straight A's again this semester, she is just so smart, just like her mother. :)

Today was yard work, so I am exhausted and ready to call it a night, but not before I welcome Speedy as our 65th follower.  I have been following Speedy's blog for some time and I am so glad to have him along for the ride.

With that I will wish you all a great weekend as you make your final preparations and I hope that you and those that you love have a very Merry Christmas!


  1. Happy Holidays to you and yours as well.

  2. Sure is nice to have some time off work and enjoy family times. Relax and enjoy!

  3. It sounds like fun is about to happen with the family arriving.

  4. I'm not a fan of flying, so I definitely would NOT have enjoyed that take-off. Glad you made it home safely.

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Sounds like it was a white knuckle take-off. Congrats to your daughter on her straight A's - that's terrific.

    Enjoy the time home with your family over the holidays!

  6. I remember flying one time where they de-iced the wings. I was a nervous wreck! So glad we don't have to fly anymore. I'm sure it will happen again sometime. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  7. Great news all around! You made it home from the land of snow and wind, your Oregon family is on the way, your daughter aced her U courses and you've cleaned up the yard.

    Pour yourself a wee dram and enjoy the wonderful Christmas holiday.

    All the best.

  8. Had a flight like that from NJ back to Tucson 25 yrs ago and have never gotten on another plane.

    Have a Wonderful Holiday with your family.