11.19.2007

Leaving on a jet plane!

On Sunday, JR and I got the chance to fly to the Outer Banks! Jay's brother Justin is a licensed pilot and we were so excited to get the chance to take a trip with him. Justin is 19 and has always dreamed of getting his license so it is really exciting for him too... he and his dad came to visit Jay and Christina and the girls for Thanksgiving and he flew them from Alabama.

I will have to admit that I was VERY nervous at first. I have always been afraid of heights, but flying in big planes does not really get to you as much as this. The first 20 seconds in the air my stomach was turning for sure.. but Justin did great and it was smooth sailing from there. It was about an hour and 15 min flight to the Outer Banks. JR and I neither one had been there before so it was very neat to see. We learned a lot about planes and flying.. thank you Justin for being such a great teacher! Did you know a small plane cost $100,000? So you can only imagine how much one of the commercial ones are :) And of course JR asked Justin about 10,000 questions about everything he could think of.. thanks for being so patient Justin ha!

You know I had my camera with me by now and I took over 100 pictures but just put my favorites in the video below.. along with a couple of videos too (taking off, landing for a brief second in the Outer Banks and then the landing). Notice the lighthouse, the island with only one house on it, the bridge that goes into the Outer Banks Island and the other many beautiful views of God's creation. Hope you Enjoy!

1 comment:

jd said...

it is very pretty there, david and i went this summer! BUT you should be glad that you didnt vaction there, it is soooooooooooo boring...there is nothihnhg but senior citizens and sand! but it is pretty, just not worth 10 hrs of driving!