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Emotional and exciting times unfolded at Sacramento International Airport this week as family members met, with some not seeing each other for quite a while. With more fully vaccinated travelers, people find it safer to fly. “So happy,” said Folsom’s mom Becky Davis Majewski, who picked up daughter Emma from the airport. “FaceTime is great, but the hugs are better.” Brock Berech, an air force soldier, surprised his friend Luis Martinez at the airport. The two started training together over a year ago and Martinez recently left for an assignment in New Jersey. “We will do a Friendsgiving tomorrow,” Berech said. “It means a lot to be at home,” Martinez said. “I can’t wait to surprise my friends too.” Other families felt comfortable enough to take trips that had been put on hold. Fairfield mum Melissa Jabonero got her family tickets to Disneyland two years ago before the pandemic began. “During the pandemic, we pretty much took shelter at home, so we’re pretty excited to go,” said Jabonero, who is also taking the family to see Korean BTS pop stars. “I had the children vaccinated – the younger ones, recently.” They weren’t the only ones eagerly awaiting their flight. “This is the first time that a large part of the family will meet Hazel,” said Nicholas Vargas, referring to his 18-month-old child. “She was a pandemic baby.” It will also be Hazel’s first flight. “We are delighted to see how she is doing during the flight,” added mom Lauren Terrazas. Sisters Zsa Zsa Knight and Hazel Avington were unable to make it to Rocklin to see their families last year. “It was pretty sad. We usually try to get together,” said Knight, who added that COVID-19 was a serious concern. for the family. “I’m happy now that people are getting vaccinated. So you feel a little better having people in your house.” SACRAMENTO, Calif .– Emotional and exciting times unfolded at Sacramento International Airport this week as family members met, with some not seeing each other in quite a while. With more fully vaccinated travelers, people find it safer to fly. “So happy,” said Folsom’s mom Becky Davis Majewski, who picked up daughter Emma from the airport. “FaceTime is great, but the hugs are better.” Brock Berech, an air force soldier, surprised his friend Luis Martinez at the airport. The two started training together over a year ago and Martinez recently left for an assignment in New Jersey. “We will do a Friendsgiving tomorrow,” Berech said. “It means a lot to be at home,” Martinez said. “I can’t wait to surprise my friends too.” Other families felt comfortable enough to take trips that had been put on hold. Fairfield mum Melissa Jabonero got her family tickets to Disneyland two years ago before the pandemic began. “During the pandemic, we pretty much took shelter at home, so we’re pretty excited to go,” said Jabonero, who is also taking the family to see Korean BTS pop stars. “I had the children vaccinated – the younger ones, recently.” They weren’t the only ones eagerly awaiting their flight. “This is the first time that a large part of the family will meet Hazel,” said Nicholas Vargas, referring to his 18-month-old child. “She was a pandemic baby.” It will also be Hazel’s first flight. “We are delighted to see how she is doing during the flight,” added mom Lauren Terrazas. Sisters Zsa Zsa Knight and Hazel Avington were unable to make it to Rocklin to see their families last year. “It was pretty sad. We usually try to get together,” said Knight, who added that COVID-19 was a serious concern. for the family. “I’m happy now that people are getting vaccinated. So you feel a little better having people in your house.” .



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