At the risk of sounding like the AARP-membership-eligible male that I am....time is just going by faster and faster.
It's already the fourth week of June. How on earth is that possible??? Wasn't Easter just recently? Wasn't Christmas a month or so ago? I guess I need to make my plans for Memorial Day.....OH WAIT....that was a month ago!
My Mom (still miss her!) always told me that as you get older, time seems to speed up. When I was young, I assumed it was because Mom forgot so much stuff that time just seemed to move quicker....but now I realize that (1) it DOES go by faster and (2) it's just because as you get older you get BUSIER. Between my son, my stepdaughters, keeping the house going, yard duty, and my ever-increasingly busy job here at SWA...no wonder time is flying by like a B-1 at Mach 2.
Finding a vacation spot with the Officer, his wife, and a seven- and a ten-year-old in tow on the Southwest network is easy. We could hit beaches, or visit the Mouse, on either coast. Spend time cruising the Circle Line or in Central Park. See Rainier up close and personal. Hang on to cable cars for dear life. Traverse the Eisenhower Tunnel and be amazed by the "purple mountain's majesty." So many choices, so little time...
The odds-on favorite destination right now is fairly close to home--fly to Tulsa or Little Rock and drive up to the incredibly artsy and cool Victorian-inspired Ozark Mountain town of Eureka Springs. Lots of things to do (check out the web site of Thorncrown Chapel--went to a wedding there once and the memories still give me goosebumps!). Cool shops, quaint B&B's, good restaurants, and it's INEXPENSIVE. What's not to like about that?
As we plan--and execute--our vacation plans, I hope you guys enjoy your time off. If you're doing a "staycation" have a GREAT time, but I'm hoping you join us in comfy leather seats on a Southwest flight and Go/See/Do something fun! (Check out our Travel Guide for suggestions.) Our Summer Schedule is designed to get you where you want to go--either across your state or across our nation--better than ever before (a post about how we're scheduling that is in the works!). Take lots of pictures....that way, in about a week, when we'll all probably be celebrating Christmas, we can remember what a great Summer we had.
Happy travels, everybody. And yes, Gary....IT'S ON for Summer! (Or, to quote Carroll in Houston from one of the commercials--"it's SO on!")!