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Ticket to Oregon

February 23rd, 2021 at 01:12 am

I bought a plane ticket today.  Finally I will visit my son in Oregon.  I have not seen my DIL or grandchildren for THREE YEARS!!!  The first year I was in my lean, gap year and couldn't afford anything but the most basic things, so I did not do any traveling.  Soon after my finances recovered, my son lost his job.  He did not want me to visit until he found a new one, moved, and got settled.  After a few months, he found this job in Oregon.  Just as I was making plans to go, the stupid pandemic hit.  It has been so, so frustrating.  I have been able to see my son a couple of times when he came to Chicago for conferences.  But to lose that time with the kids, especially -- it's been heartbreaking.

I will be fully vaccinated on March 5.  I got the ticket for May 6, because my son said that would be the best time for them.  I can't wait.  I just can't wait.

The ticket was surprisingly cheap -- only $211 round trip.  Alaska Air, which I've never flown before.

I also bought a 10-pack of N95 face masks for $13 from Groupon.  I'll save those for the trip.  I know there will still be some risk despite my vaccination, but it is an acceptable risk for me.  I will be very careful and take all necessary precautions.

I'm keeping the plane ticket in variables, since it is so low.  Variables are at 96%, but there are only six more days.  I do have the car repair on Friday, but it will have to come out of savings anyway.

Other than that, it was an uneventful day.  We are beginning a slow thaw, so icicles are falling from eaves and gutters.  I have to be careful to use only my front door, where there are no overhangs, so no danger.

6 Responses to “Ticket to Oregon”

  1. Wink Says:

    That is great news. I can imagine what a wonderful reunion it will be!

  2. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Congratulations! Have a wonderful time. I Am so excited for you!

  3. Petunia 100 Says:

    Oh, how nice that you get to see your loved ones! And what a score on the plane ticket, too. Smile
    I have flown Alaska Air and found it perfectly acceptable, on par with United and Southwest.

    Enjoy that trip.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    What great news! So exciting! Agree with Petunia about Alaska Air--they've been ok for me and I'd also rate them "perfectly acceptable." He and his family must be almost as excited as you.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That is nice to have something to look forward to!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    How wonderful! Truly something to plan for and look forward to!

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