Two Traveling Women

Over the last week and a half, I was driving around Texas for some reason or another 7 out of 9 days. That was a lot of driving time, for sure. Driving isn’t my main way of traveling for work, mostly I fly, so this was a bit out of the ordinary. I fly again this week, to Ohio again for several days (which I’m a little nervous about due to the crazy experience I had there last time). Hopefully it will be just fine.

But this story is about a trip a couple of weeks ago. First, some background. My mother and I live in the same town, and despite my constant travel have usually been able to get together a couple times a month.  However, she was promoted a few years ago, and now travels almost as often as I do. At least half of her trips are car trips, if not more, but she does fly periodically. For the past several months one of us has been gone virtually all of the time, so haven’t been able to see each other very much at all. Then, two weeks ago, I was heading to Nashville Wednesday at 6:30, and she was headed to Philadelphia at 5:45. I left early for the airport, and got to spend twenty minutes with my mom for the first time in a month.

Of course, it was great to catch up! Though I’m not sure what it means that the only time we see each other is at the airport…… I guess we’re both just road warriors…..

Readers, have you ever timed a flight so you can see a friend or family member at the airport?


  1. my sister’s family and i coincidentally were on the same 6 am flight to chicago one day – me for work, they were connecting to kentucky for a wedding. we live on opposite sides of town, so we really only get together for the occasional family birthday. i had been upgraded to 1st class, and my nephew spotted me as they were heading into the cabin.

  2. I find that I’m meeting friends/colleagues at the airport about 50% of my travels now. It’s a good use of down time while traveling. Two friends and I have actually created a list of airports we’ve had a meal at — so far we’ve crossed off every United hub this year alone.

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