Spirit Magazine - December 2013 - (Page 24)

Your Words Dear Spirit, In reading Spirit's October 2013 issue ["Be Here Now"], I was reminded of the wonderfully spirited Route 66. My husband and I traveled the Oklahoma road during Labor Day weekend. What we found was priceless scenery, endless time for casual conversation, and sites from a slower pace in time. During our travels, we talked to Laurel, a Route enthusiast in Afton, Oklahoma, who opens her DX gas station free of charge for those traveling the iconic highway. Laurel makes the 80-mile trek from Tulsa several days a week to open her shop, show her antique cars, and answer any questions passersby may have. How fortunate we are to have met her and to enjoy the many wonders America has to offer. THE BISHOP'S CLOSE P O R T L A N D, OREGON be here now WHAT MAKES A PLACE GREAT? For starters, its people- in the work they do, in the pride they show, in their commitment to community and to the world in which they live. In the wake of our recent tough times, cities across the country are being newly revitalized. Neighborhoods are being vibrantly reborn. Follow us down the path of inspiration and see for yourself: America's new great places. 58 SPIRIT OCTOBER 2013 OCTOBER 2013 SPIRIT 59 -MAUREEN DENNIS LOMA LINDA , MIS SOURI We love to play hooky on business trips by renting a car and exploring for a day or two. Route 66? Total bucket-list material. SEND 'EM IN Write to us at 2811 McKinney Ave., Suite 360, Dallas, TX 75204 or email letters@spiritmag.com. For comments or questions directed at Southwest Airlines that don't pertain to Spirit, please visit the "Contact Us" page at southwest.com. Our favorite letter each month wins a Spirit diner mug. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/spiritmag Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/spiritmagazine 24 SPIRIT DECEMBER 2013 SPEAKING OF LUCK Thanks for the October feature on public speaking ["Don't Just Stand There"]. My first public speaking experiences were in junior high. I always count myself fortunate that I started so early. Now, I do it for a living. Some of the ways I stay comfortable? First, I remember to have faith in my message and find ways to make it fun. Second, I get there early enough to greet some of the audience members one-on-one. Third, I try to focus on how lucky I am to have the opportunity to see new places on Southwest's route map and beyond. -S H E L H O R O W I T Z  H A D L E Y, M A S S A C H U S E T T S Great advice, Shel. Thanks. FAMOUS ARTIFACT I really enjoyed the article on Wally Amos ["Are You Famous Amos?" September 2013]. In 1978, when I was 20 years old, my best friend and I went to visit my older cousin in Los Angeles, and he took us to all the happening places in the city. One of those places was Famous Amos in Hollywood. At that time it was a very unique and enjoyable experience! I just looked in my scrapbook from the trip and I still have a piece of a napkin from the store. I plan on sending this article to my cousin who introduced me to Famous Amos cookies 35 years ago! -A A R O LY N M c C U L L O U G H O A K PA R K , M I C H I G A N Always save the napkin. There's something profound in that wisdom; we're just not sure what it is. http://www.southwest.com http://www.facebook.com/spiritmag http://www.facebook.com/spiritmag http://www.twitter.com/spiritmagazine http://www.twitter.com/spiritmagazine

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Spirit Magazine - December 2013

Spirit Magazine - December 2013
Gary's Greeting
Gary's Greeting en Español
Star of the Month
Freedom Story
From the Editor
Your Worlds
Your Pictures
Media Center
Spice up your drink repertoire
Eat Drink Sleep
Cook with chickpeas
Stay Overnight in Nashville
The Numbers
Make a Case for Paper Maps
Look out for Bigfoot
Plan Interplanetary Trek
Wise Guide
Co-opt Criticism
Meet your New Favourite Travel Buddy
Provoke Productivity
Tales of a Tippling City
Rediscover Sin City
The Other Side of Vegas
Your Adventure In Albuquerque
Promotional Series: Spirit of Florida
Focus On: Health Resolutions
Community Outreach
Products & Services
Flight Services
Terminal Maps
Rapid Rewards and A+ Rewards Partners
Route Map
The "If" List

Spirit Magazine - December 2013