Four trips to Denver

An adventure my grandson and I have been planning for the past several months has begun. It’s phase one of recreating Percy Jackson’s adventures from The Lightening Thief, the first book in Rick Reardon’s Percy Jackson and the Olympian series.

Our five day journey will take us through the events of Chapter 10. We have a plan to take up where we left off next year.

It’s been super complicated figuring out how to do this trip with the limits of a 71 year old who lives in Texas traveling with a 12 year old who lives in Oregon. For me, it means I’ll travel through Denver flying hither and yon four different times in the next week.

Today is the first leg—me getting to Oregon from Houston for a few days of visiting with the Bend Fains before Austin and I depart on Sunday.

I left after work today for my first trip to Denver. I had been able to upgrade to first class and I’m delighted to report that hot towels and warm nuts are back for the first time in three years. We had a great flight attendant, Rosa. After a two hour layover in Denver, imagine our mutual surprise when she was now serving on the different plane flying to Redmond.

“Seltzer, no ice?” she asked, remembering my preferred beverage. Now that’s service.

Looking forward to family hugs shortly.

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