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Carrying On About the Carry-On

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As we make final preparations for our upcoming adventure to Tuscany and the Swiss Alps, I figured this would be a good time to update myself on any new regulations regarding carry-on bags and personal items. Travelers that enjoy the convenience of flying often times are very inconvenienced (think irritated) when they discover that they can’t take onto the airplane the stuff that they thought they could. Perhaps you heard that airlines are now going to start charging a fee... for carry-on bags! I heard this from multiple sources so, as a travel professional, I did some homework so we won’t be surprised at where this is heading.

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My PJ’s Need a Passport - Epilogue

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I was tickled by the great number of  readers that reached out to me with concern for my pajamas! So, I am happy to report that I am writing “the rest of the story” in my jammies, but you probably don’t want that mental image. Forget I mentioned that.

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A Creature WAS Stirring……

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Before there was the Elf on the Shelf, there was the Mouse in the Tree. 
As your family comes in for Christmas, maybe part of the fun has been pulling out decorations from years past.  

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My PJ's Need a Passport, Part 2

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 My PJ's Need a Passport, Part 2

I know you probably haven’t been able to sleep thinking about the perils of my pajamas and how they are racking up more frequent flyer miles than I am. A little background if you are just getting to this pj party, our group of Good to Go travelers left January 2 to catch a flight to Miami, Florida to join a cruise ship. Our connecting flight in Dallas was delayed ten hours. I managed to convince an American Airlines employee to pull our bags off, but three that had been checked at the gate flew onto Miami without us. Since the delays came in 15 and 30 minute increments, we couldn’t get rebooked until it was too late. We missed the boat. We spent the night in Dallas (without pajamas) and flew through San Juan to Tortola, BVI to await our ship that had sailed. And, hopefully, our missing 3 bags would arrive.

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Where Did They Go?

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I had a black lab once, her name was Ebony. (I know, clever.) This was back in my poor college student days, and we could hardly afford to feed ourselves, we had no business owning a dog. Labradors are big dogs with big appetites, especially when they aren’t eating their fill every meal.

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My PJ's Need a Passport

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 My PJ's Need a Passport 

This is the story of my pajamas and how I met so many American Airline's employees. It starts out innocent enough with plans to escape Oklahoma winter weather with a cruise to the Caribbean. Great plan.  As it turns out for mid-westerners traveling east, our flight was at dark-thirty in the morning so we could have some wiggle room in case of incidents. We decided as a group to go to the airport the evening before as a precaution in case of bad weather. I packed my pjs in my carry-on and looked forward to a relaxing vacation. 

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Pioneer Woman Cuts a Wide Swath on the Tall Grass Prairie

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Let’s see…how can I describe it? A really big star, the kind that causes folks to gush or gasp, all while taking photos to announce they were near greatness.  People are willing to wait in line, think “concert tickets go on sale” style.  All this is happening in a setting of a “Cracker Barrel on steroids” on a Black Friday, in the middle of Oklahoma, in a tiny town. Yeah, that kinda describes it.
Dang it, I wish Grove or Miami had a Pioneer Woman. 

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Be Good to Go” THIS Year

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2016 has zipped right by, I’m not sure I have even flipped my calendar from the month of March. Here we are reflecting on the year and wondering if we kept our resolutions when it’s time to re-resolve. As always,  I’m ready to assist if “to travel more” is on that list for 2017. It’s never too early to plan for an adventure, but it gets too late sooner than you think. I would like to remind travelers that 2017 could be the last year to be able to fly domestically (within the United States) with an Oklahoma driver’s license…

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Thanksgiving vs Christmas

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OK. I’ll admit it. I do Thanksgiving a lot better than I do Christmas. I will blame it on my upbringing, which questioned the sanity of dragging a half dead cedar tree into the living room, to be laced in electric wires, a few yards from the burning fireplace. Our family tree was barely up a week and our mom couldn’t wait to get it down. 

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