Sunday, December 28, 2008

Safe & sound and having fun!

I am so very proud of Miss T.

She got on the plane! I didn't tell her she was flying until about 30 minutes before we were to leave for the airport. She cried alligator tears and said outloud her fears.....running out of gas, crashing etc.

My Mom was there to take us to the airport. Luckily she helped talk Miss T into the flight and I promised her if it was the absolute WORST thing she'd ever experienced that I would drive her home. My Mom also said that "45 years of her life was spent being afraid to fly" and she decided that she didn't want to live in that kind of fear, so she took a short flight. Miss T seemed to listen to our rationalle and walked, head high, fear still showing, but brave, into the airport and onto the plane.

She almost tore my arm off holding on when we took off and when we landed.
I was sitting on the wing window seat and was able to get some great pictures.

The pilot announced were were coming in over Daytona Beach to begin our decent to Orlando. I've been to Daytona several times and quickly recognized the bridge and the racetrack! It was awesome!

It was an hour and oh, 5-15 min flight. But it took us over and hour just to get OUT of Orlando and on our way to Nokomis. The rental car wasn't ready....and by the time it was we were heading out into 5pm traffic straight through I-4 and the Orlando hub-bub of theme park and after work traffic.

Finally reached our hotel at 8:30pm....ahhhhhhh.....


E-Lo said...

Way to go Miss T !!
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy !!

LYN said...



Traci said...

Good work getting her on the plane! I for some reason thought you were going to TX. Have fun in Florida!

garnett109 said...

Good for Miss T
Happy New Year

Beth said...

Good for Miss T! I hope she won't be as scared flying back.

We're not fond of the Orlando airport, either. In 2009, we're planning on driving to our timeshare (at New Smyrna Beach, just a little south of Daytona!) rather than flying, and I look forward to a road trip!

Have a blast!

Hugs, Beth

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

So pleased that she held her head high and did the walk. Have a great time :o)

LIZ said...

I still havent made my first flight so good for her!!!

Missie said...

Yea for Miss T! I love the picture of the clouds out of the plane.

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Good for Miss T ! Great picture .out of the plane.

It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

Facing a fear "Way to Go Ms. T". Have a ball and enjoy your everyday. Take care and Happy New Year,

Linda :) said...

I just saw the pictures over at Shellys... What a great time you guys had!!! and yay Miss T.... :)
Happy New Year!!