Travelling sucks.

Real Estate Agent with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

I'm returning, today, from a wonderful trip to visit my kids, and grandkids, in the bay area.  We had a great time, connecting and reconnecting, and yet I'm sure my daughter and son-in-law will be thrilled to return to their normal routine.

I'm currently waiting at the gate of my flight, using public wi-fi (gasp!)... cause my hotspot has died... posting this, 'cause I've got an hour before my flight back to Chicago is scheduled to leave.

I'm going to spend the next four to five hours, crammed into a seat, that is not designed for a many my size, and additionally stuffed into a hollow-tin-sausage flying hundreds of miles per hour in the sky.  They will provide a light snack (pretzels?), and a serious lack of elbow/leg-room.

Hopefully I don't come down with deep-vein thrombosis.

Just think about the wonderful time I had with my daughter... we did a mini-tour of Sonoma wine country (that's me at Gloria Ferrar winery after I'd finished a delightful Charddonay, and we had paté and caviar overlooking a fabulous view of the vineyard...  I'll keep thinking of that, whilst trapped in the flying toilet paper roll.


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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email:

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois



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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Gloria Ferrer has a very nice wine room.  When she first opened it, we were there and they were serving bubbly and very nice hors d'ouevres!  As frequent travelers for our business, we can understand how you feel.  Welcome back.  A

Aug 23, 2018 09:20 AM #1
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I am no fan of flying, but love travel in general.  That is a superb picture of you, Alan.  You look like you are a character in some movie, playing the part of some discerning wine or culinary critic!

Aug 23, 2018 09:50 AM #2
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Lifetime Friend/Helper!

Great photo Alan May , it could pass for a advertisement!  On travel, flying IL to CA not bad.  When we fly anywhere, it's at least a 5 hour flight.  In October, we are flying to Venice, Italy.  One leg from Vancouver to Paris is almost 10 hours!

Aug 23, 2018 10:01 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Alan. Travelling is wonderful and flying is hard. Fly business and it's better.

Aug 23, 2018 10:48 AM #4
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

My wife hates flying for the same reasons and a  few more

Aug 23, 2018 11:20 AM #5
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Hope you are home or at least close to landing at your destination.  I miss traveling in the "old days" when not only were seats bigger (or maybe I was smaller?  Hmmmm) but people were polite (and certainly dressed better LOL) and meals were not bad at all.  

Aug 23, 2018 01:25 PM #6
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am not a fan of flying unless I am in a private plane or jet. Sometimes we've got to fly ... and like with your visit, the reward is worth it. 

Aug 23, 2018 04:45 PM #7
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Alan May ,

Love the photo definitely advertisement quality! LOL! Glad you were able to visit your daughter and family.... sounds like some good memory making times to withstand the abuse on the airline flight.

Aug 23, 2018 06:52 PM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Alan- that photo as everyone has said is just perfect! I’m not crazy about flying because of the waits and feeling crammed. Larry ,who was a fighter pilot, doesn’t like it either. He would prefer his own plane. But, it sounds like your visit with your daughter made it worth it! 

( you should write for a travel magazine- your description of flying is hysterical!

Aug 24, 2018 03:45 AM #9
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Glad you're home safe, Alan... with lots of great memories.

Sep 04, 2018 04:01 PM #10
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Here’s to better times ahead hopefully and many happy travels in the near future! :)

Sep 05, 2018 10:17 PM #11
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I always like to hear when people have safe travels despite having hardship of even any slight kind Carol Williams

Sep 05, 2018 10:19 PM #12
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

A great picture for the new "Most Interesting Man in the World" ad campaign.

Sep 22, 2018 12:50 PM #13
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