Here’s the account of my vacation that appeared in The Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune on Oct. 3, 2001:
On Sept. 10, with great excitement, I board a plane at SeaTac for a two-week vacation to visit my daughter Lisa and her husband Rafa in Madrid.
My daughter Mona, from Sacramento, joins me in Philadelphia. What fun to have her company on the long flight to Madrid.
Six hours before the first plane hits the World Trade Center, our plane lands in Madrid.