Tag: Taylor

From Youth to Thirty

I never thought I would get so nostalgic turning 30 this week…on Friday I’ll be just another 30-something. I feel so young at heart…and have so many great memories of my youth. Recently I’ve been going through boxes of pictures. And when I say BOXES, I mean literally thousands and thousands of pictures from the […]

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Tender Tennessee Christmas?

Since Taylor has been with his airline, he’s had relatively good luck with having holidays off. Sometimes he’ll miss an “eve” but make it for the “day,” or part of the accompanying weekend. For Thanksgiving, he had three days off. He flew in to ONT Wednesday morning at 4 am, and flew out of LAX […]

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Pilot News

Pilots, planes and aviation have been in the news a lot this year. Let’s go over the highlights: Planes that crash just short of the runway in wintry conditions Distracted pilots who overshoot their destination by 150 miles  A drunk pilot failing a breathalyzer test prior to a trans-oceanic flight from London A flight landing […]

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London: Coming Home

We packed up our suitcases and checked out of our hotel around 10 am. We spent a little time in the Business Centre checking flight loads again, and coming up with more contingencies. We got a breakfast croissant at the kiosk in the Tube station, made with delicious ham and emmental cheese. We scrounged together […]

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London: Day Three

Saturday was our “touristy” day. We had a lot to see, and only one day to do it in. We grabbed breakfast and lunch from Tesco, and headed for the Tube. We started at Buckingham Palace. We arrived 45 minutes before the Changing of the Guards. After about 10 minutes, the crowds were so unruly […]

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London: Day Two

This is the map to the Underground. If only more cities had a system this organized… The tube kept us from having to drive around and make sense of all the roundabouts and people driving on the other side of the road. I probably would have killed us if I just drove out onto the […]

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London: Day One

Emma picked us up and we drove back to her village. Her children Harry and Jack were getting ready for school. I brought a bunch of American candy for her family (Mike and Ikes, Fruit Roll Ups, Sugar Babies, Dots, Hershey Kisses, US KitKat) as well as the Great Harvest Popeye Bread. Emma offered me […]

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London: The Short Story

Cheers! It’s me blogging from London! Just a quick list of what Taylor and I have done in the London area:Met up with my bloggy friend Emma (twice)Piccadilly CircusHyde Park (including Princess Diana memorial fountain)Harrod’sScience MuseumBuckingham PalaceBig Ben (Houses of Parliament)Westminster AbbeySt. Paul’s Cathedral (all 600 stairs to the top!)Tate ModernThames River CruiseTrafalgar SquareLOTS of […]

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The Tayviator is Thirty

This is my Tayviator. That’s Taylor + Aviator, if you didn’t already figure it out. He turned 30 today, and I want to tell you some of the reasons I love him. He’s a good big brother…he’s the oldest of seven and he makes sure that all of his siblings feel important. He’s good with […]

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Catching Up

Is it September already?!? Thanks to all who wished me well in my recovery of pneumonia. I’m doing much better, and I’m almost back to normal. Just don’t mind me when I break out into spontaneous coughing fits. I took two trips to California in August. I attended my twin nieces’ first birthday party, spent […]

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