I got a lot into the subject line. I am retiring in less than 2 weeks and have a free ticket on Southwest Airlines which I must use before the end of the year. I am thinking that right after Thanksgiving would be a good time for me to travel. I can go close to anyplace SW flies. I like to shoot birds. I have a 500 lens with a 1.4 tc along with shorter lenses. Here is a link to where Southwest flies. I am open to suggestions.