We went back to my hometown this weekend to visit my family, have a high school reunion and give my kids a chance to get high. Yup, you heard it…my kids got high with my Mom and my cousin!
(The flight crew)
(The flight crew)
My cousin Bob has been a private pilot for 30+ (?) years, flying both airplanes and helicopters. He and my Mom fly pretty often and it’s become a tradition for Isaac (and now Abigail starting this year) to fly with them in August.
(This is fun, right?)
(yup…must be fun!)
(Another thumbs up on the fun!)
Abigail has flown on commercial planes before but it was when she was much younger so she remembers none of it. In her mind, this was effectively her first time to ever fly. She’s a little timid lately about “stuff”. It is not always predictable what will upset her so we weren’t sure about flying. Although she tried to be scared, my Mom said they had an absolutely wonderful time. Abigail was amazed at all of the tiny little cars and houses and buildings. Without time to be afraid, she quickly got over her trepidations and had fun.
Like last year, Isaac was the co-pilot and was able to steer the plane some, much to the dismay of his sister (did I mention she was a perceptive child?). Isaac is an old pro and wants to take lessons to fly just as soon as he is able. I have no doubt that he will love it (time to get a job kid)!
After flying and seeing the sights, they did several touch-and-goes and then called it a night. Abigail was exhausted and fell asleep on the ride back to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. I am sure there will be more stories to hear about their adventure this morning!
10 thoughts on “They got high”
Grin. What a cool thing they’ve done!
WOW! How cool! They’re going to have the BEST stories to tell.
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How awesome is that?!?! I went on one of those small planes too right around her age and it was amazing. Something I will never forget. Way to go Abigail! And Isaac has that future pilot twinkle in his eye!! Too cute! 🙂
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Oh how fun! I love the smaller planes vs. the big commercial ones – my parents neighbor is a pilot and used to take us all up. Way to go!
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Do you know how expensive flight lessons are?!! We need to encourage a cheaper hobby!
What a FUN afternoon!!!
Mousey is a really nervous flyer. Trying to break her of it.
Maybe I should call Cousin Bob!
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I wasn’t sure how Abigail would do but she loved it! I can’t wait for them to go again!
The wonder of first time flights. I hope they’ll both grow up to be flyers so I can always have a pilot to fly me.
Emily is right this is one expensive hobby you might be paying for BIG time later. Your kids will always remember these great adventures, kim
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Mom and Kim – I sort of hope they want to learn too…but I am sort of trying to block out the cost and the risk parts
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