Let me tell you, Airtran's $99 business-class upgrade is worth every penny when you're traveling cross-country with an 8-year-old.
Not only did we get a lot of snacks and unlimited drinks, excellent service, and lots of leg room, we could enjoy ourselves. It was so nice to be able to reach out and not touch someone. I've never traveled anything but coach, so I didn't know that long flights could be comfortable and enjoyable. It wasn't a nonstop flight, but it was direct and we didn't have to get off the plane in Atlanta and run to another gate, usually all the way across the airport.
And my ankles didn't swell.
A and I took hundreds of photos today at the San Diego Zoo. She, Tom, and I spent 12 hours there today, from opening to closing. It was fun and exhausting-but-in-a-good-way.
The weather is so gorgeous, low 80s, low humidity, clear blue skies.
Excuse me now; I need to fall into bed. Tomorrow will be another big day.