The Longest Holiday
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Our longest holiday ever starts today. Both of us now being retired, we are no longer restricted by the rules and regulations of company vacation policy, so are as free as our budget permits. We have decided to arrange our longest holiday, two months in Spain and Portugal, in part to be with our son Bryan who works in Madrid. We decide to check out the highly recommended AIRBNB web site for accommodation throughout our trip and will see how effective this is as we travel through the Iberian Peninsula. We each sacrifice 60,000 American Airlines' frequent flier miles, coughing up an additional US$ 658.50 in taxes and fees in exchange for a ticket to Europe. It strikes us as odd that we are assigned a flight on British Airways via Heathrow, rather than American's non-stop flight from Miami. Who can divine the ways of modern air travel these days? So, we leave our little home in Miami Springs at 2:30pm on Thursday 18th. and arrive at our hotel in Madrid at 5:30pm the following day. That's 21 hours, taking into account the crossing of six time zones.