I decided to own it today. If I’m going to be retired, I might as well join AARP. I joined in order to help plan our next vacation. I know, we only just got back from the last one, but that one is in the past and I’m all into looking forward now. This trip is to California and will be our second visit this year to the golden state. Family is an important part of itinerary. We’ll see Dan in LA. We hope to see Anne’s uncle and aunt, Lou and Pearl too. After LA, we’ll head north to Monterey, where my father and brother Chris live. Dan will likely accompany us on this leg too. It would be nice if Frank, Kathy and Tristan could join us, but if that’s not possible, I understand. I’ll plan better next time. After being on the coast, we’ll head inland into the mountains. We couldn’t get lodging in Yosemite, but we managed to get a place close to it. Anyway, I joined AARP for its travel discounts and I made pretty good use of them today.