You may remember from my column last week that I was on vacation. That seems to be kind of rare these days, as we’re pretty busy here at the newspaper. But even more rare is that I traveled to the Mainland.
Thinking about it, I believe it’s been at least 10 years since I’ve done that. The last six years, I was taking care of my mom wife and daughter to attend family weddings in Washington State as well as our daughter’s hula halau performances at Disneyland. With my mom’s recent passing, I could now accompany them.
Well, kind of. My wife’s nephew was getting married in out what to do with Buddy and our newest canine addition, Wilson. My sister’s son volunteered to take care of them.
- lowing Monday. Since I booked my trip separately, I was not
aisle seats next to the window seat. That’s because I hate to ask someone to move every time I need to go to the lavatory.
to see who would be my traveling partner. It was a large, college-age young man. He acknowledged me, adjusted his snapback cap and started watching his smartphone.
the snoring ensued. It rivaled the jet engines, and I honestly couldn’t read or sleep. I suddenly had an appreciation for what my wife endured for so many years.
When I arrived in California, I told my wife and daughter about my ordeal, and they had a good laugh. Of course, we wife and daughter went to their seats, and before I went to mine they said they might come back to visit me.
I waited for my new traveling partner, praying that it wasn’t another snorer. That’s when a Gigi Hadid lookalike slid into the seat next to me. She was super friendly and told me she
Suddenly, it dawned on me that my wife and daughter had planned to come back and visit me at my seat. And I would be sitting next to a Victoria’s Secret model look-alike. I was now wishing college boy was here.
They never did get back to see me due to a lot of air turbulence. Although I hate air turbulence, it saved me from turbulence of the marital kind.