The rest of this week will be a little bittersweet for me – I’ll be taking my last trip for this job. I’m going to Peru, so it’s not a “boring” trip by any means – just long flights. I’ve been traveling for this job since 2005, and as a friend commented to me the other day, I have “more stamps in my passport than a post office has”. I’ve flown all over the world – literally – over the last 9 years, and I’ve enjoyed it. I’ve been to 6 continents, about 20 countries (and will be adding two this trip!), and according to TripIt, 288,157 miles since April 2008 when I started using it.
When Daughter Person was born, I started collecting dolls from each of the countries I visit – something preferably in the native dress of that area. My father had created a similar collection for my aunt when he was in the Navy that ended up being mine, and I passed it on to a cousin – and it was damaged in a flood 🙁 Hopefully, I can take Daughter Person to see the world when she’s old enough to appreciate it and she can pick out her own dolls.
I’m not going to be making airline status in the future – not via actually flying anyway. I should have Silver status at least for next year, but after that, I’ll be on my own. I’ll have to collect my points the “new” way of churning credit cards – after we’ve gotten our new mortgage!