Interstellar Adventures

June 12, 2007

Flying the Friendly Skies

Filed under: Interstellar Travel,It's Me, Lass — by InterstellarLass @ 6:47 pm

When I was a kid, I got to fly between Dallas and Houston to go see my grandparents for summer vacations. I know that the first time I flew by myself I was definitely under the age of 5. Shocking now to think that, but this was the late 70’s. I remember my grandfather dropping me at the airport and loading me on the plane. I had on my denim jumper, white tights, and red shoes. I vaguely remember a stuffed animal of some sort. Just before he left me on the plane, my grandfather took a pin from his pocket and put it on the lapel of my dress. It was a little train engine. The Little Engine That Could. I was a little afraid to be flying all alone. But my grandfather told me to just remember that “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can” and to not be afraid.

With the little train engine pin long gone, tomorrow I’ll be popping a couple of Xanax as I board my flight to Baltimore. Thunderstorms are forecast for both the takeoff and landing destinations. I don’t fly well anyway. Next week, I get to board my first commuter jet as I journey to Alabama. And then the following week, I get to see Cinncinnati for the first time in my life. Three plane trips in three weeks. Six of each; take-offs and landings. Hopefully all the TB patients have been contained this week.

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7 Comments »

  1. What do you think makes you a nervous flyer? I don’t like it much, but i’ve always been ok with it…

    Comment by KaraMia — June 12, 2007 @ 9:50 pm |Reply

  2. I love to fly! (Provided I don’t have a middle seat) I hope you have a great time. 🙂

    Comment by Gypsy — June 13, 2007 @ 7:51 am |Reply

  3. Never flew on a commuter plane? A little tip: ask for a spare barf bag as soon as you board.

    Comment by nittanybri — June 13, 2007 @ 8:12 am |Reply

  4. You flew ALONE at under 5! Brave girl woman!

    I don’t mind the flying so much, it’s the standing in all of those lines and the waiting waiting waiting that surrounds the flying. Xanax away!

    Comment by abbynormal — June 14, 2007 @ 8:27 am |Reply

  5. I need to fly…somewhere. Hope you had a fun trip to Balmore….that’s how the natives say it! I want to hear all about your trip when you get back!

    Comment by carnealian — June 14, 2007 @ 1:25 pm |Reply

  6. I just took a trip all by myself and it was such a pleasure on the way home to relax on the flight without kids. Enjoy that aspect of it if you can.

    Comment by raehan — June 15, 2007 @ 11:13 pm |Reply

  7. Hey, be sure to wave as you fly over Alabama!

    And don’t be nervous. After all, you’re the little Lass that could 😉

    Comment by Bone — June 16, 2007 @ 8:27 am |Reply


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