My wife and I have been married for over 6 months now. It’s gone by really quickly. Feels like just yesterday we were on our honeymoon. This past Friday I dropped my wife and her best friend off at the airport for their flight to Scotland. Before we got married, I had told my then fiance that if she ever wanted to travel without me, it would have to be during tax season. This is primarily due to the train of thought that from January through April I work 10+ hours a day and weekends. #publicaccountingproblems
British Airways/AARP Deal
Well my wife took me up on that offer and planned a trip during her best friend’s spring break vacation. I actually was able to score a pretty good deal on revenue flights (a flight not booked on points) for my wife and her friend. British Airways was having a sale, which could be stacked with an AARP discount. There were other discounts that could be added as well, but I forget the exact qualifications. I think you had to fly before December 31st. I digress. Turns out anyone can sign up for an AARP account (membership fee is like $16). However, I am slightly embarrassed to show my AARP card for other discounts given that I’m in my 20s. I digress again. Anyway, the round-trip cost of the flight was somewhere around $700 for economy seats. I think business seats were around $1,200 round-trip, which now looking back was a pretty slick deal. However, at the time, we were newlyweds living off my income and my wife’s part time job so I just booked economy seats for them.
Separated by an Ocean
As March rolled around, my wife and I realized that this would be the first time since we had gotten married that we would be apart. We’d actually be separated by a large ocean and be on different continents. It was a weird thought. My parents joked that we were clearly newlyweds since we were actually giving this idea so much thought. As much as I knew I would miss my wife, I was happy for her. She was getting to explore the world and experience a new culture. Don’t get me wrong I’d much rather be with her in Scotland than here in Seattle working on financial statement audits. With that being said, I think there is something very valuable to supporting and allowing one another to continue to explore and grow as individuals. It is not an easy task as a newly married couple. We definitely miss each other. Although technology has made the burden somewhat easier since my wife is able to Facebook message and Snapchat me whenever she has wi-fi. What’s crazy is I can still locate her on Apple’s Find My Friends (see picture above). Kind of creepy.
There’s roughly three more days before she comes back to Seattle. I am looking froward to having her back in my arms and I can’t wait to hear more about her adventure. Maybe I can even convince her to write a trip report in the coming weeks about her time in Scotland, specifically Edinburgh.