Interesting challenge this week from John involving planes, trains and automobiles and the journeys that we take with them. While I’ve gotten in my share of journeys throughout the US, I thought I’d go the route of firsts that got me started traveling with this one…
How I came to take my first flight in an airplane is interesting. There was an engineer at the place where I worked at the time who loved to fly. Another co-worker and I, neither of us had ever flown before, got into one of those dare type things…I’ll go up if you do. We agreed to meet the engineer in a few days at a small local airport – more like a field…lol. I remember that day being very overcast and windy which I thought was great…no way we’re flying in this stuff. I’d make an appearance, we decide the weather is too bad to go up and we’d leave. When I got to the airport, the engineer was there but the other guy was a no show. Good deal, let’s go home…I win. But the engineer wasn’t ready to leave so somehow he talked me into going over to have a look at the plane, then sitting in the plane and the next thing I know we’re barrelling down the runway taking off…yikes!
I remember a few thoughts that ran thru my mind during the flight. One that came to mind was I was hoping this guy who was about in his early to mid-sixties and a bit more than slightly overweight was healthy. I also remember telling him if something goes wrong, don’t tell me until he fixed it…lol.
Thanks to John of Journeys with Johnbo for the theme this week.
Great memories. Glass packs! Illegal I think, back in the day. Now the 500+hp muscle cars sound like that off the assembly line. 😱🤪
Fun memories, and you still remember…The airplane story reminded me of my first trip in a small plane. It was in Peru, over the Nazca lines. I did not feel comfortable when looking out the window I saw a person pumping the wheels by hand…
Thank you for sharing your memories, Andy! 🙂
Your welcome Amy, thanks for the comment 🙂
Sad end for a nice car, for sure.
I enjoyed your airplane story. Flights in small planes can be a bit scary for the first time or two, especially if the weather is a bit bumpy. Glad you had fun on the flight.
Yeah, a bit scary at first but ended up being a fun ride. Thanks John.
LOL some fun memories Andy – and kudos to you for saving the photos!!! Laughed out loud at your airplane bravery!! I had a similar train experiencee. I remember my mother waking us up when it was still dark out and a friend driving us to the train station. we went to visit my grandmother in DC (we lived in NJ). I couldn’t have been much older than 6 or 7. Your post brought that memory back so thanks for that! Sadly no photos on my end. 😊
Thanks Tina. My mother did a good job filling up albums with pictures from those good old days…lol. Happy to bring back a memory for you 🙂
Fun memories AEK.