Day 271 – Home

Plan ride #2 was today. It was okay. The cold air combined with the mountains made for some fun turbulence. But, I got through it okay. Garbanzo took glider lessons when he was 14 with his grandfather in the desert outside of San Diego. He explained to me a long time ago about turbulence and why it happens.  When you learn how to fly a glider, you are reliant on the hot and cold air.  I have never been too worried about turbulence as a result – I mean, I understand the science behind it. 

But today, it made me a bit nervous. We were in a prop plane that was clearly having some issues before take off.  Of course, they admit it after we get in the air.  The turbulence didn’t help.  But, the crew did. The two flight attendants were freaking hilarious. The laughter combined with Garbanzo’s insight and the beer helped me get through it all. 

That and this:

Mt Saint Helen’s from the back . The white part is the lava dome that has been growing over the past few years. Amazing!!


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Just me... says:

    Just Say No to Prop-Planes!!!
    I’ll fly anything as long as it’s jet-powered.. :):):)
    Glad you had a great time!! :):)

  2. Congrats on conquering that fear, whether temporarily or not.

    I love how sometimes even knowing the science behind something, I feel like a monkey shaking my fist at the lightining. Gives me a little more sympathy fit anti-evolutionists and -vaccinationists. Not much, but some.

    And I never winder how a plane stays in the air. I trust that science. What I always wonder us if the maintenance people did their job so we don’t have a catastrophic failure in the fuel system. That I trust a lot less. Thought I’d save that paranoia till after you got home. Ain’t I sweet?

  3. Vixen says:

    Flying ALWAYS makes me nervous and those little prop jobs are so much worse on my nerves.


    Beautiful pics!

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