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.