September 1st, 2010

McCroskey (Airplane!)

In-Flight Musings

This entry was primarily composed on my BlackBerry while in the air…

  • They say any landing you can walk away from is a good one. I say any landing you can walk away from with a briefcase filled with $250,000 unmarked bills is better. Not that this had anything to do with Dan and my experience when we landed, I'm just saying…

  • Whilst I do not play the game, due to where I grew up, I can recognize a golf course at 36,000 feet.

  • There is no man on the wing of this plane.

  • Kansas is flat and The Wizard of Oz is a relatively accurate depiction of its color scheme.

  • We have not done so on this trip, but one of the neatest things you can see outside an airplane window is a thunderstorm that you're passing over. What a sight that is!

  • Leon is still getting larger!

  • The Rocky Mountains are impressive no matter what your altitude. I remember when going cross-country having entered Colorado; we recognized those giant dark silhouettes on the horizon weren't low clouds but actually mountains! Laurie, a native of the region, dismissed our collective awe by stating that those were but mere foothills.

    From the air, they look like what they really are: crinkles in the land!

  • Shouldn't you be allowed to gamble on an airplane whilst flying over Nevada's air space?

  • I hope that this blog post hasn't put you off flying. Statistically speaking, it is still the safest way to travel.

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