On the road again

I could report that Steve and I are hanging out in the Korean Airlines lounge at LAX in honor of the 105th birthday Kim Jong Il, but that’s not what brings us here (although today is his birthday.) We also are not about to depart for Korea (which, in light of current events, is probably a good thing.) The truth is that in about two hours, we will fly off to the Arabian peninsula, where we’ll be seeing some of the sights in the United Arab Emirates and Oman for the next two weeks. After that, we’ll continue on to Uganda. In Africa, we’ll be on a mission — NOT the religious sort but rather, as emissaries of the Women’s Empowerment (WE) organization. WE provides funds for microloans that help poor Ugandan grandmothers, and Steve and I serve as liasons between the San Diego and African groups.

Steve is using the free wifi to research the availability of alcohol in the UAE and Oman. It looks pretty grim.

We’re in the KAL lounge because when I got a Chase Sapphire credit card last winter, one of its benefits was the used of a “Priority Pass” that gets you into a variety of airport lounges. The only one in the Tom Bradley International Terminal here in Los Angeles is this KAL facility. (It’s not dazzling. But it is a whole lot nicer than than regular terminal waiting areas.)

As usual, I will make every attempt to report on our adventures as they unfold.


5 thoughts on “On the road again

  1. Ann Patch April 15, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    Bon voyage! Looking forward to the updates!

  2. Kathy Romine April 15, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Hurray for you and Steve! You do the hard work so poor women benefit.
    Stay healthy and good luck finding alcohol.

  3. Kathy Frederick Louv April 16, 2017 / 12:24 am

    Free airport lounge access sounds like a great credit card benefit.
    I hope your trip over the pond is an easy, comfortable one.

  4. ediyoko April 16, 2017 / 12:55 am

    Women’s Empowerment is a noble cause. Too bad about the involuntary dry spell in the UAE & Oman!

  5. Lee DeWyze April 23, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    You might not be on a religious mission but you are doing Gods work wether you know it or not! What a beautiful thing that you do!

    Sent from Outlook


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