Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Back from Costa Rica!

It is morning here in North Carolina. We arrived late last night into Raleigh-Durham Intl. Airport after 6 days in Costa Rica, staying in Playa El Coco, where we slept, swam, walked the beaches, read books, ate, slept, swam, walked the...you got the point. It was great to get away and vacate.

On the way down and back, getting near Costa Rica the flight attendants give out the custom forms, either for Costa Rica when going down or the States in coming back, and the question was asked both ways: I'm traveling with my family. Do I have to fill out a separate one for each person in my family? The response? One form per family!

Guess what!? Because we are not considered a "family," even though we've been together for 13 years+, we have to fill out separate forms.

It is but one small reminder that, in the eyes of America we are not a couple or a family: we are two individuals who live together, held together by all the financial responsibilities we've tied ourselves together with over the years.

Good to be back.

It is time to change.



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