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Inspired by the grace and beauty of the flamingo, my life reflected by my love of reading, writing and creating.

Riding in an Airplane

In July, I rode in an airplane to go and visit family and friends in Ut. I don't fly very much at all and I was traveling by myself with my 9 mo. old baby boy as well. To say I was suffering from a little bit of flight nerves and anxiety was a bit of an understatement. I was terrified about getting through security, missing my flight, losing luggage, etc.. you name it and I was worrying way too much.
First, my friend Erin drove me to the airport at 5 in the a.m. which was so very nice of her (thank you, Erin.) I felt bad because she had to put up with me so worried and freaking out a bit. We had a hard time finding an entrance that wasn't blocked by road construction so we ended up following a cab into the airport. I made it there and it seemed really close to the time that my plane would be leaving. I was completely out of my comfort zone so I started sweating profusely. Somehow, I made through and basically ran with my baby to the gate. As I was boarding, a young lady came up to me, introduced herself and offered to help me carry the baby's car seat or diaper bag. I let her help me. She sat by me and helped me through my transfer and everything. I really needed it and I was happy to realize how nice people can be. It meant so much to me. Now, I worry that I didn't thank her for helping me.

Anyway, the reason I thought about this now is because I happened accross this comedy routine that Ellen did about planes: (WARNING: I didn't catch it but it states that she curses)


I thought this was funny and more typical of an airplane ride unlike mine that turned out so pleasantly. Anyway, my point is it really is unique in this day and age when a person can open up, help a complete stranger and be so nice with nothing bad happening for either party.

So, Amy-Jo, if you happen to read this I'd like to say THANKS!
I had a great vacation and I also made it home without any trouble. I didn't really meet anyone like Amy-Jo again.

Last but not least, I want to say thank you to Amanda and Jason for making sure I was picked up at the airport when I arrived back home. You're great friends!


Amanda August 25, 2008 at 10:42 AM  

We were happy to do it! Glad everything went smoothly for you. I remember the days of traveling with infants and they were tough!

Tiger August 25, 2008 at 4:48 PM  

haha good experiene. how was the baby doing.. how is life after the flight.. it must be an adventure for the kid

Julie August 27, 2008 at 1:45 PM  

It turns out that my baby did fine on the take-off's and hated the landing's. For me, it's the complete opposite. It was interesting, nonetheless. Life is a bit unpredictable in some ways for me now but it is an adventure.
I'm glad if I could make you laugh, Tiger.
Thanks, as always, for your comments, Amanda.

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