Well, one thing you already know….I got to partake in my first full Monty enhanced patdown in Dayton (DAY) this past week. Not fab, but certainly not something that makes me want to stop flying. The joys of flying with a tiny little medical device attached to your body by a 3 feet long tiny tube for insulin to flow through. You are also aware that MrsMJonTravel and I spent 50,000 American Airlines miles each to fly to Dayton. Not the best use of miles, but certainly OK in this instance in my book. I do miss them though. 🙂
American (and Eagle) managed to operate ontime for 4 flights with the minor exception of a jetbridge problem upon our arrival back in DCA. We landed 20 minutes early, but a malfunctioning jetbridge led to a delay. That said, we were only 5 minutes after schedule when all was said and done. A good show if you ask me.
One thing I haven’t mentioned is our stay at the Homewood Suites Dayton-Fairborn (Wright Patterson AFB). This was our 3rd, perhaps 4th stay at this property, and it never disappoints. Let’s face it, it’s not a luxurious resort, but the Homewood Suites concept just feels nice for a trip like this….where it was nice to come “home” to a quiet and cozy respite each night. The hotel serves a nice breakfast each morning, and during the week, there’s a happy hour reception. Hard to beat, and the price is reasonable. We travel to the Dayton area a couple times each year, and this is now our favorite property since we need to be out in the burbs (and not downtown). The fact that there’s a great little bar called One Eyed Jacks right across the street is a bonus.
From a travel perspective, not a bad 2-night junket. Just wish the circumstances had been happier. MrsMJonTravel lost her grandmother last week, so we were traveling for the services. And with that, I’ll close this post in memory of Mrs. Edith Marie Jones Brooks, 1916 – 2011. Dancing with Angels and her beloved husband Bruce.