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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Is This a Vacation?

Today I am headed to Las Vegas for the week...playing the ponies at the Handicappers Tournament and Editing Flight For Safety. Saturday I'll be watching the Kentucky Derby on my 51st Birthday.

When I return... I will spend the week studying the A330 in preparation for recurrent training. And I'll be posting little tidbits of Airbus wisdom. 

My youngest daughter will be in Las Vegas on Saturday for a bachelorette party for her girlfriend. She is planning a very fun event for the bride to be and their friends, and said that I can join the fun. 

Can you guess what we will be doing? 

Enjoy the Journey!
XO Karlene  


  1. I was on the road the other day and saw the Ascot race track. Reminded me of you and Dick!

    I can't wait for the A330 wisdom tidbits! You know I like them!

    Las Vegas party... Anything is possible in Vegas. My sister one day was walking on the street and some guy came to her and her friend and gave them a ticket for a big show. Can't remember the artist, but he simply gave the ticket! And it wasn't a fake ticket (she thought it could be)!

    I hope you and your daughter have a blast at the party!


    1. Thank you so much Alex. Day one was a great success! Tomorrow is the first day of the tournament. Yes... we'll be at Ascot soon. We will have a blast for sure!

  2. Karlene- whenever I see vacation I see fun. Very happy you will be in Vegas over the weekened spending your birthday there. I also try to spend my birthday away from home whether its in Grand Rapids or elsewhere. In this year's case,will be there for the nephew's.

    Hope your day goes by well and look forward to celebrating yours this weekend. Have a safe flight!

    1. Jeremy, Thank you so much! Last year we were celebrating Me. P. getting out of the hospital. This is year is for fun. And it just so happens that I get my birthday on Derby Day. All the better. :)

      There is a horse called "My lucky Day."

  3. Happy Birthday!

    I have re-current next week as well. I hate when work gets in the way of life. Ha ha.

    Good luck with everything.

    1. Yes,,,, work get's in the way. But all is good. Good luck on recurrent!!


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