We ate out a lot in Los Angeles early last month, and our wait staff were all very friendly and inquired about the reason for our visit. Every time we explained were in in the city for Daughter’s graduation from USC, she got something free. She received several lovely gratis desserts and one free breakfast.
She traveled to Iceland last Saturday, and was informed earlier in the week that she had won some sort of Icelandic Air lottery for a free upgrade to First Class seating. She bought her original round trip ticket for $500. She said the First Class lounge at Seatac was “quite the place” with an open bar and a buffet. (She was too sophisticated to take a photo of it for her curious mother! ) Once boarded, she drank free champagne and slept in great comfort on the flight to Reykjavik.
She is in Iceland with her best friend. Today they sent me a video of them belting “All We Like Sheep” from Handel’s Messiah, as they sped down an Icelandic road lined with flocks of sheep. They have been best friends for 19 years, They are staying in a country inn-a four star hotel called the Hotel Grimsborgir. When they checked in on Monday, they were given a free upgrade to a fancy suite because it was Best Friend’s 25th birthday. How lucky, both in upgrades and friendship!
When have you been lucky? Where would you like to travel with your best friend?