Thursday, October 8, 2009

Heading off to Arizona

Mom and I decided to get the heck out of Dodge and head to sunny Arizona for a long weekend of R&R to visit Biehly and Kristin.

When Mom and I got on the airplane for our flight to Phoenix, we found that our seats were located by the noisiest part of the plane; the engine! There was also an emergency exit door right across from me which had a suspicious looking brace holding it together. The stewardess kept checking it with a worried look on her face. Who says airplanes are safer than cars?

When the stewardess walked by later with snacks, she looked at me and said, "Peanuts or cookies?"

I quickly replied, "YES!"

"Which one?" she asked, grouchy that someone would dare assume that both would be given.

"Cookies?" I said, hoping my choice would be the right one. I figured the stewardess must be feeling especially stressed, wondering if that duct tape was going to hold throughout the trip.

My mom, who switched seats before the snacks to avoid the noise of the engine said she asked her stewardess for both peanuts and cookies and was given both. Mom has always known how to get her way! I've really gotta watch and learn!

Needless to say, we were happy to land with the door securely strapped shut and Mom's tummy full of peanuts and cookies.


Stina said...

I just love that you are able to find the humor in the little moments of life. Glad you made it safe and sound! Have a fun trip!

Dainon said...

Is that REALLY duct tape? That door looks like some crazy claustrophobic person tried to claw their way off the plane!

The Heaton's said...

Sounds like a wonderful break! I thought I was the only one that got seats like that. I want lessons from you mom! The last I heard you had to give an arm & leg for peanuts and cookies!

Jennifer said...

Sorry we missed you! Hope you had a great trip and we'll catch you the next time your make it out here! :)

Lohra said...

On second thought...maybe I won't go down there for Thanksgiving.