Playing Golf On Ana's EyeballWritten by Steve Gillman
As we drove from Traverse City, Michigan to Tucson, Arizona, I wrote a series of letters, and photocopied them to send to family and friends. This was first of three.
Travel Letter #1
Saturday, 12/13/03 - Good morning. Welcome to our vacation form letter. We're in Arizona now. The sun is shining and it will be in sixties today, which should melt ice on windows soon. Ana's foot doesn't seem to be broken, as we thought, so we took a long walk in desert last night. We saw a coyote, probably same one I chased other day, and there were javelina tracks everywhere.
The library in Safford has books in Spanish, so Ana is enjoying reading now that her eye-patch is off. The doctor promised that "divet" left by his golf-club-like blade will heal soon. We learned that eyeballs have many nerve endings, and we think object in her eye may have been a fiber from a yucca plant.
Our uncontrollable coughs are under control now, and we aren't among ten people in Arizona that died from flu this week. Oh, and antibiotics from Safford clinic seem to have helped with Ana's abcessed tooth.
I should start at beginning. The first day, after dealing with usual rudeness of INS employees in Detroit, we made it to Kansas. We hit a traffic cone there at high speed, and heard a horrible sound coming from under van. The cone, I discovered, had been dragging along underneath. Nothing was broken, but later bright light switch stopped working.
3 Ways to Get the Lowest Airfare PossibleWritten by Richard Wong
The easiest way to break traveling budget is with your flight. It’s hard to find lowest airfare out there these days, especially with myriad of companies trying to tell you that THEY have lowest airfare prices, or know where to find them. Lucky for you, there are several ways to take a bite out of cost of flying. Here are some tips and techniques to make sure you are getting lowest possible airfare. Please note that advice given here is just that: advice. Companies mentioned are not better, or worse, than any other organization out there that claims to offer lowest airfare possible.
Lowest Airfare Technique #1: Courier It
Without a courier, many important packages that are working their way through flight system would be stuck in customs an awfully long time. Therefore, courier companies “hire” people to transport their packages for them in a set. All that you have to do is forfeit your baggage space, and you can receive some of lowest airfare prices available. There isn’t actually a “payment” that is exchanged here; you are providing a service, but in return you are only getting lowest airfare that company can afford. Also, scheduling can be a bit of a pain in butt – you may have a quick stopover in one place you wanted to visit, and days in another that really doesn’t interest you. Plus, can you imagine flying to Paris with only your overnighter bag? Those with light luggage and really flexible schedules may love this option, though.