For those who may not remember, my daughter and the family live in Alabama. Incongruous as it may sound, they are a hockey family. My grandson is starting goalie on an elite travel ice hockey team that plays all over the central tier of states from Alabama up to Michigan and occasionally in Canada. As luck would have it, they were in Dayton, Ohio, over this past weekend so had only a relatively short trip to the new place. I was planning on making the somewhat arduous 10-hour-or-so drive across the Pennsylvania and Ohio turnpikes but after some discussion, I was presented with my Christmas gift: my round-trip flight reservations.