MBP initially moved away from doing mostly cruises and into first-class air as a specialty - back when TAs could still make money on air. When the air biz started getting pared down to nothing she closed her agency and after trying for a long time, she and David adopted children and she became a full-time mom which is really something she always yearned for. I haven't talked to her in a long time, although I think they still live in Huntsville and he still is an engineer for NASA.
How many people can say they once had a travel agent who had an engineering degree from RPI, and helped design the 767? She is really a unique woman!