From The Guy In 7F

I am in an aluminum tube around 38,000 feet above the whitened ground of Eastern Iowa. As forecast it’s been bumpy on-and-off til now. Nothing horrible, but discomforting nonetheless.

The pilot has asked the flight attendants to sit twice already. That kind of bumpy.

I went through security at the same time as our pilot. When I asked him if turbulence was still expected he said he hadn’t checked the weather yet. That’s why I’m here, right?

We’re on a rarity for Connecticut. We’ll get to our destination without a change planes, though we will be stopping at Denver International for an hour or so.

I am covered in a tiger stripe travel blanket. Helaine hoped it wouldn’t shed. Me too.

53&#176 at the moment at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. That temperature is comparable to Connecticut today… but with sun… and three extra hours of it.

10 thoughts on “From The Guy In 7F”

  1. Glad to have you back again, Geoff. And it does my heart good to hear you and your wife are together. God bless you both, and your marriage. Safe travels.

  2. Most airline pilots don’t call for their own weather briefing nor file their own flight plans. They have a dispatch center for all that. ATC is usually pretty good about finding altitudes that aren’t too rough and getting the aircraft into those ranges to keep the insides of the planes clean.

    Hope you had a nice trip

  3. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve made that same trip to visit and care for in-laws in Lake Forest (previously known as El Toro), just down the Freeway. Don’t forget to eat some Mexican food. 🙂

  4. I agree with what Valerie wrote. I also believe that unconditional love can conquer any adversity. It’s great to see you are writing again. I learn something new every time I read one of your posts!

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