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COLUMN: Here’s a really pricey vacation idea

After two years of staying home, we went on a vacation.

We did splurge on an expensive tourist experience. You are probably thinking of a first-class airplane flight with early seating and plenty of real leg room. It would include a flight attendant with beverage service and use of the elite bathroom at the front of the plane.

We would also be waiting in the executive lounge at the airport. There would be a place to recharge our phones and computers. Snacks and sandwiches, with two choices of hot soup, would be offered. One could enjoy comfortable chairs, newspapers in several languages, and magazines—not the home, garden, cooking ones. A hostess would be there if we needed anything else.

Maybe you are thinking of a Puget Sound cruise. Our tour boat would sail by the blocklong homes . . .