Author - Paul S

Guess Where?

Guess where

So, I spent a few days up in Portland, Oregon over this past weekend.  It was a bit of a “guerrilla strike” – one day of travel, three days there, another day of travel back to Nashville.

The weather was mostly… like this.  Which, according to rumor and/or legend, is fairly typical of Portland (and the Pacific Northwest in general) for most of the fall, winter, and spring.

Those of you familiar with my… ummm… unique domestic situation will know why the visit – which is about as much as I’ll say about it here.

Carillons in the Twilight

Carillons in the Twilight @NashvilleTN

I went to one of the last regular-season games at the Nashville Sounds new ballpark last week.

I always park well outside the periphery of the park grounds, in a lot at the corner of Charlotte and 10th.  From there it’s a 10-minute walk to the entrance to the ball park.

That gives me a chance to wander through the Bicentennial Park.  The setting sun was shining on the Carillon…

Southwest Airlines

So. @SouthwestAir. The fares are lower, the frequent flyer program more generous and reasonable, they don't charge extra for checked luggage - so there is no scrum for overhead space. This one was nearly empty. #IsThisAnyWayToRunAirline? Ummm....

I’ve always been reluctant to fly Southwest, because I don’t like to go near an airplane unless I can get an aisle seat and Southwest doesn’t allow seat selection.

But now that I may be flying back and forth to Portland OR a lot, I’m starting to work their system.  I’ve got the “Rapid Rewards” credit card, and with their “Early Bird” boarding pass feature – which only adds $15 to each route – I’m pretty well guaranteed that aisle seat.

So:  @SouthwestAir. The fares are lower, the frequent flyer program more generous and reasonable, and they don’t charge extra for checked luggage – so there is no scrum for overhead space. This one was nearly empty.

#IsThisAnyWayToRunAirline? Ummm…. #Yes