Sunday, October 3, 2010

First Day Musings -- In Which I Make Friends

New friends were made on my journey to see the Airman! Don't you just love traveling and meeting new folks??

As I boarded in Greensboro, a very nice man who worked for Delta for 30 plus years sat with me. He was a charming fellow who committed himself to keeping me calm. He was stellar. I was klutzy. By the way, did you know that a ball of yarn, on take off, will travel the entire length of an airplane?

From Atlanta to Pensacola, I sat safely nested in a circle of flight attendents trekking to retrieve a plane. They offered to hold my hands and made me laugh until Coke came out my nose. Not really. But, had I been drinking one, it would have!

The flight home gave me just another wonderful selection of travel companions. From Pensacola to Atlanta I enjoyed a very charming JAG officer. She was delightful and told me long stories of her travels to reassure me of how safe it is to fly. Can you believe she leaves home for months at a time, leaving her husband to care for their children? I am half in love with him!

Before I knew it, we were in Atlanta and I managed to find myself next to a terrific fella who worked for WalMart. While I don't particularly care for his employer, I was completely enchanted by this nice young man who takes his children on mission trips and has founded this very charity. I was impressed by how he and his family support this service and work together to make it happen. In fact, anyone in NW Arkansas might want to give them a look-see and perhaps volunteer a little time.

The time in Pensacola was even more pleasurable! I can't wait to share!


  1. Sounds like the traveling part was at least full of interesting people!.. I am not one who will fly. Stick me in a car that has all 4 wheels on the ground please!Lol Of course I rarely feel the need to go far and if I had to go to far I would probably reconsider my position on modes of traveling.

  2. Good for you! You flew like a champ:-) Hope your time with your son was sweet:-)

  3. I will take that experience for answered prayers :)
    Foot is in shoe...not happily but the sewwling is down and i need to wear shoes...I was told...not ballet, socks, end of story.


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