I'd like to thank my readers for sticking with me through two weeks of guest posts while I was away. From the comments, it seems like the guest posts went well. I want to thank those writers again and I only hope that I can keep up the quality of those posts.
Yesterday, we travelled back from Aruba to San Francisco. It meant getting up at 4:30ET for a 8AM flight from Aruba to Miami. From there we went to Miami - a short flight. In Miami we had to wait 5 hours for the first flight to San Francisco. Amazingly there were two flights within 10 minutes of each other at that time. I guess it would have killed American Airlines to spread them out a bit.
I don't understand the logic behind the 50 pound per bag weight limit that airlines have. My wife and I had three bags to bring back. They allow 4 checked bags at no addition charge. One might make the logical assumption that we could bring 200 pounds of luggage with us before we'd get charged a fee. We had 2 of our bags weigh 60 pounds and a third clocked in at 25 pounds. To stay within compliance, we had to shift some weight around to the smaller bag risking overstuffing the bag and tying up the line in the process (we didn't have a scale to pre-weigh our bags in Aruba). This didn't reduce the weight at all.
For now, I'm trying to adjust to the new timezone and catching up with all that's gone on for the last two weeks. Expect a few articles on vacationing on a budget over the next couple of days. Also, I may have a big announcement to make in the next few days.
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