Posted By don on August 14, 2016
It’s been a long time since I’ve added a post so I figured I could give a summary of what’s happened since my last one.
My last post was about the birth of my first granddaughter Eloise (Ellie) Weiss. Betty and I flew out to Wisconsin in January to spend a little over a week with them. I had wanted to spend some time there since we don’t get to see Jocelyn and Eric that often.
We flew out at the end of December on American Airlines. One of my presents to Betty was going First Class. I had us on a 767 that had the lie down seats in FC so it was going to be quite an adventure. Unfortunately that plane had some problems so we were forced to get on a smaller plane but at least she still got to experience FC service.
I had decided to fly into O’Hare because the price was better if you were going FC. It was a mistake on my part as I didn’t think about how much air traffic would be using the airport in the middle of winter. Chicago had a blizzard on our way there and it caused lots of delays which caused lots of planes to stay at the gates which meant there was no place for our plane to go once it landed. We were stuck on the runway area for 1 1/2 hours. Really glad we were in FC then.
The trip to Racine took about an hour once we got out of the airport.
We stayed at a hotel I had found when I went out in 2014. It was a small place but the price was good and it was fairly clean. It was also only about 2 miles from Joce.
There was snow on the ground and it did snow a few times. Having grown up in Tucson and living the last 29 years in LA I don’t get to see much snow. It was very nice and I’m glad we didn’t get snowed in.
Michelle and Josh joined us a day or so later and we went to Milwaukee to meet them for dinner. They had problems with getting their car but eventually we met and had dinner.
The next few days we went various places and did family things. Then Michelle and Josh had to go home.
We stayed a few more days and had a great time not feeling rushed. One thing I had wanted to do was take a tour of a cheese making factory. There was supposed to be one not too far from Joce but it wasn’t open while we were there. We didn’t get to see any but we did get all the curds and cheese we wanted from the world famous Mars Cheese Castle where the owner is good friends with Joce and Eric.
When we flew home it was uneventful but we felt we had a great vacation.