I was working in Shanghai over Thanksgiving. My company told me that I had to take two holidays before the end of the year to make up for the two I worked over Thanksgiving. So today I took an "Aviation Day".
I left at 8 am for the airport. I got there and putzed with the -4 a bit. Then at 10 a friend flew his son down to give me my Flight Review. We spent an hour on the ground portion, then four of us hopped in a couple planes and flew 15 minutes to an airport for lunch. We spent an hour at the airport diner telling lies and stories and generally harassing the waitress.
We then headed towards the Dreamland Squadron hangar. On the way we flew to a couple of airports for T&G's, some turns, emergency procedures (this WAS the flight portion of the flight review), then landed and spent 30 minutes at the Squadron telling MORE lies and stories!!!
I got back to my hangar at about 4 pm, flight review in the log book, 1.5 hours in the air, my belly full of BBQ pork and french fries, a huge RV grin, and the warm feelings of spending time with like-minded friends.
I'll take a day like this over working ANYTIME!!