It’s not every day you get to celebrate someone turning 99 years young. My grandma is among the few who have lived to see 99 and she’s still going strong! We recently returned home from a 10-day trip to Saskatoon to celebrate her amazing life! Thanks to Aeroplan for taking care of so much of our travel this year including our hotels along the way. I was able to worry a little bit less and enjoy my time with my Grandma!
I’ve never traveled a long distance by car with both girls together on my own. I was nervous; I’m not going to lie! With all of our hotel stays covered by Aeroplan they truly lightened the weight on my shoulders.
Two years ago, we were given the bad news that they were moving my grandma into palliative care. We were told to come and say our goodbyes. Thankfully, she is still here with us today! Aside from a scratched cornea, she says she is feeling well, “might even have a few good years left!”
With memory still very much intact, she told stories of life growing up on the farm; milking cows for $5 a month. Grandma shared memories of running a bowling alley with my Grandpa. She even shared a few memories from World War 2. It’s amazing to think of everything she has endured in 99 years.
Having this time to laugh with her and see the way my girls interact with her was so incredible. I never got to meet my great grandma and seeing my girls love her, joke with her and create our own memories with her makes me overwhelmingly proud! Like I said, it’s not every day you get to celebrate 99 years young!
This was the first year where booking all the travel was 100% my responsibility. It was a bit stressful as my heart just wanted to hop in the car and go. Thanks to Aeroplan Miles, travel was made easier so I could focus on making memories with my girls and my grandma.
You may have read about Aeroplan’s recent member commitments on their website . It’s exciting to hear about how the program will evolve post-2020 and offer even more opportunities to earn miles, getting us all to our next memorable moment even faster!
Now because Aeroplan played such a HUGE part of getting us back to Saskatoon for Grandma’s 99th birthday, I wanted to share with you the return of the Moments Worth Millions Contest, for the second year.
Five lucky Aeroplan Members will have the opportunity to win One Million Miles each in this year’s online contest – enough to take them on their next great adventure and create more meaningful moments!
How it works: Starting August 14 and running until September 17, members from all over the country will have the chance to share their favourite Aeroplan moments for a chance to win 1 of 5 prizes of One Million Miles.
To enter, members must: – Become an Aeroplan member (if you aren’t one already) – Follow Aeroplan on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter – Share your moment via a photo or video on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #withAeroplan – Tell us a little about the photo and why it’s meaningful – Winners will be announced via Aeroplan social media channels. For full contest details, visit the website HERE
What you win: – Every week for five weeks, Aeroplan will award a winner 1,000,000 miles.
What does One Million Miles look like? – You can take your best friends on a round trip to Australia, stay at a 5-star hotel, road trip to the Outback for an Instagrammable view, and still have miles left over to go on another trip! Or, you could fly to Barcelona, drive along the coast to Naples, spend the night in Santorini and catch the sunrise!
So, what would you do with a million miles? Where would you go? Who would you go with? What are some of your most memorable travel moments?
Happiest of Birthdays to my amazing Grandma! I cannot wait to celebrate 100 with you next year!
DISCLOSURE: I am an ambassador for Aeroplan and received compensation/miles in exchange for this post. All opinions expresssed are 100% my own!