12.28.07 Personal

Flying High

Today has been a whirlwind! We woke early and boarded what I truly thought was going to be my last plane ride. Ever. When we arrived to the small domestic airport, I knew it was going to be a new experience. For starters, our luggage has to be weighed to ensure the plane fly properly…what threw me for a loop was when the airline attendant asked me to STEP ON THE SCALE. What?!? Never. Never in a billion years would I even dream of stepping on a scale for anyone other than my doctor—and this only happens after sticker and lollipop bribery has taken place. I seriously prayed for the ground to open up and swallow me whole. Apparently, my prayer went unanswered because I had to stand on a scale much like a prized heifer. I promise, my face was the color of crimson! :)

When we finally boarded the small plane, I started to panic. Everything was fine and dandy initially, but once I buckled myself in, my life flashed before my eyes. Okay, this sounds dramatic. And perhaps I am. However, there wasn’t an inch of my body wasn’t scrunched with fear as we wobbled off the tarmac. Once we were airborne, the trip was lovely and the views were insane!

We arrived in Bluefield, Nicaragua this morning with the winds shaking the nearby trees and the grey sky threatening rain. A few hours later, we received news that we would not be able to charter a boat to the island because the water was far too choppy and difficult. So we spent the day eating, reading, playing games, and hanging out. Even though our plans have been slightly skewed, I’m having a great time thus far!
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kay english - omg I'm so scared of flying too lol and that face cracked me up!  07.31.09 - 8:03am
Sean McLellan - #4 is about how I look every time I get on a plane. I can't stand flying. My brain can't quite wrap around what's holding us so far up there in such a tiny thing. I seem to find myself on planes all the time, though, in spite of that.  01.27.08 - 10:35am
Donna - I am sooo jealous of your freckles. Random comment. I know.  12.31.07 - 12:24pm
Zekeshem - WOW, this trip looks AMAZING!! I know I don't know you, but I'm so excited for you! I'm lovin' following your trip on your blog. Thanks for sharing! :D Happy New Year!  12.30.07 - 4:50am
Brian Khang - Haha.. that scared faces cracks me up! Have a great time out there Jasmine and Happy New Year!!  12.30.07 - 1:19am
lroah - I am so glad you are able to blog while you are gone so far...enjoying your trip with you!  12.29.07 - 8:38pm
desiree Hayes - Sounds exciting!! I all of a sudden get a horrible sailor's mouth when I take off in an airplane. LOL My husband is like "kids cover your ears!" Hope you have since made it safely to your destination! Sounds like it's going to be a blast!  12.29.07 - 3:58pm
cassandra m - I know that scary small plane feeling. Been there...done that. However, my view was nothing like yours. I am so excited and a little jealous, but more EXCITED to see about your adventures! Have fun!  12.29.07 - 12:05pm
Simply Modern Weddings - Hey....the photos that you took of the both of you came out so much better than mine nomally do. Usually just one of our eyes and half a smile are showing. LOL!  12.29.07 - 11:27am
Simply Modern Weddings - Hey....the photos that you took of the both of you came out so much better than mine nomally do. Usually just one of our eyes and half a smile are showing. LOL!  12.29.07 - 11:26am
Tiffany - omg i didn't realize nicaragua was your destination...that's awesome! I can't wait to here about your nicaragua camping experience=)  12.29.07 - 10:26am
Tiffany - Ooh crazy small airplanes...I'd be a little scared too! Wow a little detour in Nicaragua...thats where my momma's from=) Have an AMAZING trip!  12.29.07 - 10:20am
Dennis - Have a great time Jasmine and I am glad you made it safe. I dont mind big planes but I am with you on the small ones.  12.29.07 - 10:08am
Kyle - ooooh, I hate that! Aside from the fact that being weighed in public is already embarrassing enough, when it's in a foreign country doesn't that just make you feel like such a gigantic American?!?   12.29.07 - 10:05am
Jamie Delaine - Hah! I love that picture of you and JD. Thanks for blogging this; I feel like I'm there!  12.29.07 - 9:49am
Melissa Koehler - Oh my! What an adventure. I love your descriptions! I hope you have fun  12.29.07 - 8:19am
Gena McMillan - I have never flown so I can only imagine your fear! I have a flair for the drama side of it too! :o)  12.29.07 - 7:37am
ricki ford - I know you all are going to have a blast! Stay safe, I can't wait to see the pictures from the trip.  12.29.07 - 6:46am
Karin Dailey - a prized heifer....HAHAHHAHA! you're awesome. have fun! you're posts are great!  12.29.07 - 5:59am
Heather - Oh, I love flying! I'm jealous! The reason they weigh you is so they can balance the plane. Especially in rough weather, it's important to have the right side of the plane roughly match the left in weight, otherwise the plane can tip or catch winds oddly.  12.29.07 - 5:34am
AmandaD - It looks beautiful there and I"m really looking forward to your pictures :) Have a great trip!  12.29.07 - 5:00am
david & kimi b - the weighing thing freaks me out too. i think will that extra pair of jeans make the plane crash?? your fear faces were funny tho!  12.28.07 - 11:38pm
Mark Pace - As a new reader, I just have to tell you. You guys crack me up!! Keep up the great posts@!  12.28.07 - 10:13pm
brianna - DUDE!!! Get off your computer already! btw...I crashed your car and the fire department had to stop by your house. :)  12.28.07 - 9:31pm
ksen - a scale!!!!? what! you described to the tee exactly how I would feel in that situation. lol! SO happy to see you are on vaca (talk about an amazing place to visit!) -- enjoy it (as I see you are!:))... you deserve it j*!!  12.28.07 - 9:00pm
Tanya Perez - Awww hope you're having fun!   12.28.07 - 8:15pm
Jen Harris - I can't wait to hear more! The Island, the locals, EVERYTHING! Sounds like a blast.  12.28.07 - 7:53pm
Jasmine C. - Glad you're having such a great time. It'd be such a nightmare if someone asked me to step on a scale before boarding the plane... maybe they'd not let me on! :)  12.28.07 - 7:47pm