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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Travel Arrangements

Travel Arrangements

Once again a major holiday weekend is fast approaching and with it the hustle and bustle of people heading out of town for a well-deserved get away.  The airports are filled to their limits, and so are the train stations, bus depots, and the gasoline stations.  Travel trailers and RVs are competing for space on the roads with semi-trucks as they transport goods to market, and the work commuters that stay behind and hold down the fort.
Memorial Day
·       Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war.
·       By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
·        Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries. ~ Wikipedia
·       “As we enter into the summer travel season with warmer temperatures and tulips in bloom, thoughts of historic cold are still fresh in the minds of Americans in many parts of the country,” said Marshall L. Doney, AAA Chief Operating Officer. “The winter blues appear to have given Americans the travel bug and a case of cruise cabin fever as travel for the holiday is expected to hit a new post-recession high.” ~ Heather Hunter, AAA (Triple A)

As for my family, we have made plans to stay at a 5 Star accommodation, where the best chef in the world practices his craft.  That’s right we are staying home and getting together at our home to BBQ some very quality steaks and Salmon (plus special consideration to a couple of family members that are vegetarian) with all the trimmings including of course corn on the cob, We are going all out with the food especially considering all the money that we will save by not traveling.

Since I am retired I prefer to plan all my travel while everyone has their nose to the grindstone.  To those of you hitting the road, I wish you a safe trip, lots of fun and a safe return home.  Whether you are traveling at home or abroad, stay on your toes at all times, remember that criminals take advantage of people outside their normal element and routine.  The best is yet to come……


  1. As true as ever on this remembrance day for our fallen soldiers. Enjoy the family and the food but most importantly remember our brothers and sisters that payed the highest price for our freedom!

  2. Forever indebted to them. Wish you a happy Memorial Day Celebration to you and yours!

    Thank you for your comment.