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Soaring through the clouds

Published May 30, 2015 by GenYMission

today of as a fun day, more or less.

It was an adventure, I’ll give it that.

Last night I couldn’t sleep a wink. My nerves were too jittery or something and I ended up maybe sleeping for 30 minutes to an hour.

That tends to happen to me the night before a big important event (the first day of school, the last day of school, the day before a trip…)

Anyways, today happened to be the day I left on w trip. Not only that, it was my first time in an airplane ever!

I had very mixed emotions about this new realm of possibility.

I was obviously very nervy (my nerves were jittery, which seems to mean both nervous and excited) the night before. As we pulled into the airport I was still nervous+excited. We got through security easily enough and then had to wait for our flight.

It was somewhat torturous as I just wanted to be over with that already… Mostly because I hate feeling anxious and that feeling wasn’t going away.

Finally they called us onto the plane, (actually… It might have been a jet?) but we still had 20 minutes to wait and that dragged on along with my anxiety. 

And then we heard the announcer announce all of her flight announcements and the plane started growling, or purring or whatever (the engine started)

We started backing up, which of course was the perfect time for me to start giggling madly (do remember I was on minimal amount of sleep although I can’t promise I wouldn’t have done this anyways)

After backing up and turning around and a few more adjustments, the plane (jet) was on the runway and started moving quickly, which made me giggle even more madly realizing we were about to leave the ground (did I mention I’m kind of afraid of heights?)

It actually wasn’t too bad when the plane lurched into the air. I was still nervous for a few minutes after that, but then I just kept looking at the view and being happy.

At the first cloud we flew through, I appropriately exclaimed “we’re in a cloud!”

After a while I started taking a bunch of pictures, here are my favorites:


This was the first picture I took of a lovely cloud and some mountains. Also if you look closely at the jet planes wing, on the tip is a picture of a mountain goat thing 🙂

That lake is shaped like a seal. I had to take a picture of that!

This was the coolest moment of the entire flight because I looked down and saw the shadow of the airplane on a cloud surrounded by a circle of rainbow! It was at this point I got excited and started take ng a bunch of pictures (we were in a mass of puffy white clouds!)

There’s the plane in the rainbow circle again! I suppose it could represent my fears as the shadow of the plain and God making it okay by surrounding them in a circle of rainbows. Which is like, peace I guess. Basically, protection. I really liked that I saw that. It was the highlight of the flight.

This is pretty

We were descending  at this point, and see a big pretty lake! 🙂
Anyways, so that’s what happened to me today. That and a bunch of stuff that’s not nearly as cool as the flight. 

Thank you for reading, you’re awesome and beautiful! Bye!