Yeah, I heard a kid say this to his mom. Made me feel real good!
So we made it to NYC (I will blog on the trip itself later) safely and back home safely. I just want to share a few things I learned about airports and flying.
*The small jumper planes (the ones that flew us from Wichita/Chicago and St.Louis/Wichita) suck! I mean I hate them! I felt like I was in a cracker box.
*If a blizzard is to hit where you live, it will do so the day you plan to fly.
*The women/men (we only dealt with women) at the front desks of airlines are very willing to help. They made sure Brady and I sat together (I often used the, "this is my first time to fly" ploy....it worked.) and they also accommodated us on many switch-a-roos due to the weather.
*Taking off...not so bad. Landing....not so good.
*Mentally going over Jessica's list of advice really helped me. I smiled every time I saw a child get on our flight.
*Having someone you love and someone that cares about you there to hold your hand and let you squeeze it really hard is wonderful. I couldn't have done it without Brady.
*I don't think I could fly alone.
*Listening to Children sing their ABC's and make donkey noises let's me know it's not all bad.
*Seeing the mountains of clouds or flying over the Statue of Liberty is kinda, I said kinda, worth it.
*Losing luggage (Brady's not mine) makes for a crabby mood. FYI: Pack extra clothes in carry-on.
*Eating a giant cookie and drinking ginger ale do not mix well with a nervous stomach and turbulence.
*Thinking of every 9/11 movie made and going over the different scenes in your mind, not a good idea.
*If you are flying for the first time they will pick you for extra security checks! It was probably the nervous vibes I was giving off. :)
*Just for the record: I only had one panic attack where I thought we were crashing. I started crying and dug my head into Brady's chest. I walked of the plane with red eyes and Brady with black mascara all over his white shirt he had to wear for two days.
*All in all, it got us to where we were going, but I can't say I fell in love with flying. Give me a road trip any day! NYC stories and pictures to come!