Monday, February 17, 2014

let's talk about airplanes

After 9/11, everyone was terrified of flying.

Well. not everyone...

I was eager to fly. In fact, I speculated that it was the safest time to fly. Therefor, I was buying super discount round-trip airfare all over the country for months. I didn't have my passport. So, I couldn't leave the country. However, I took as many weekend getaways as possible.

This gave me a taste for flying. For airports. For turbulence. I love turbulence. For cabin movies. For those cardboard pretzels. For all of it.

Needless to say, I love to fly.

So, I was delighted when I had to fly to my hometown Chicago. In the three days I was there, I got a cumulative six hours of sleep. I saw and I conquered. I won't go into the twists and turns of my adventures. I'll just let you know I had a great time.

When I was leaving Chicago there was a little snafu because of snow. Was I concerned? Not really. In fact, even when I saw this departure board - I was at peace.

All the yellow on the the boards are delays or cancellations.

I just went to my gate area and watched the airport people slowly keep the snow away.

Everyone was grumpy and wary. But I have to say it was one of the most peaceful days I have had in a long time. Thank you airplane. You made my day!

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