At last week’s engagement party, my son mentioned that John McCain had passed away. Other than expressing surprise it was so soon after the family’s announcement it discontinued treatment we didn’t discuss it and my mind quickly turned to the celebration.
John McCain’s life and service definitely deserves more reflection. I certainly didn’t agree with him politically 95% of the time but I did admire his character (except when he chose Sarah Palin as his vice president pick but that’s one blip in his life). This fellow sailor is grateful the nation had such a courageous leader. Rest in peace, John McCain.
One of the highlights this week was getting upgraded to first class on my long flight home from Philadelphia.
Of course, this was via upgrade vouchers I had earned as a frequent flyer but I’ve been on the upgrade list for many flights lately and never made it. It was a nonstop from Philadelphia and despite the late time, we had a dinner served.
Drinks and nuts were good.
Pennsylvania is a beautiful state although traffic is worse than San Diego around Philadelphia.
I’m grateful weather was good in all my travels this month.
Here are a few of my favorite blog reads this past week.
All Day I Dream About Food shares everything you should know about baking with almond flour. It’s now a staple in my pantry.
Learn from 50 Plus Life how to get better care from your doctor. I am happy to say my primary care doc checks these boxes.
Retirementally Challenged photographed adorned doors in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. There are some really interesting ones.
Lucky enough to get an empty middle seat next to you? The Points Guy has empty seat etiquette.
Linda on the Run discusses 7 stops to include on the perfect Alaska itinerary. I’ve done two Alaska cruises but haven’t made it past Glacier Bay. The next one will definitely explore stops on this list.
This week we’re having a nice relaxing beach vacation. More to come on that next week. Until then enjoy the long weekend and have a great week!