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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Flying the Friendly Skies

Well, well, well. Look at what my newfound buddy JP at Life Is Such A Sweet Insanity has written. It seems that he's written it especially for his most favorite of flight attendants who will go unnamed. JP and I have only met one time. And, unfortunately, we had no time to chat it up. But I'm a regular visitor to his site and always enjoy my time there. Lately, he's been on a little trip to the South....and has paid special kudos to the flight attendants on his flights. JP, you're a man after my own heart.

And speaking of what I do for a living, I have to tell you that our landing in Portland today was one of the roughest rides that I've had in many years. I'd call it severe turbulence. We ended up landing to the south in Portland, on Runway 21. That runway is seldom used except when the crosswinds are so high that it demands it. That approach comes from the north, over Vancouver, Washington, and skims the top of the Columbia River before touching down at the airport. My head and neck ached. I took aspirin and a nap. No thanks. I didn't need that.

3 comments:

Ur-spo said...

yucko
nothing like a nasty flight to scare ones wits out and upset digestion.

no fun in that.

Mark in DE said...

I don't know how you do it. Turbulence or not, its a hard job.

Steven said...

Glad to hear that all ended well with the announcement, "______ Airlines would like to welcome you to Portland where the local time is 4:40 PM and 54 degrees under partly cloudy skies." :-)