...to work day
I'm not going to lie...
...I rather love going to work with Frankie! When he told me he had a 32 hr. in Honolulu & asked if I wanted to go, I jumped at the chance. I mean, this is what I've waited 17 1/2 years for. Raising kids to be independent from us and having nothing tying me down for a chance to jet set off on mini vacays. It's not without risk, I mean flying stand by, to Hawaii, in the summer is a little nutty. But no risk, no gain right?
I'm fully prepared to be bumped...which I did and had to try and get home the next day, but in the end, I got home and Frankie and I really enjoyed our time together.
But my nerdy mother conscience got the best of me and I got the worst case of "leaving the son behind guilt!" Never mind that I DID ask if Austin wanted to go but he had work and he'd never give up his weekly Civil Air Patrol responsibilities. As soon as I got to the hotel room I called him and apologized. But Austin, being who his is, just validated everything I was thinking about-how this is finally what I deserved & waited for and I was to have a good time. So I thanked him for being awesome and decided I was just taking one more step towards my independence from Austin.
It's not so easy for me. I mean, I've been raising kids for a long time and letting go doesn't happen over night. But I'm learning!
Can I just say, I admire pilots. Not JUST because Frankie is one, but look at all those knobs, dials & gauges!! It's amazing what they have to do.
Remember Gilligan's Island and the "3 hr. tour?" It started here!
My favorite landmark of all the islands is Diamond Head.
Even though the flight attendants tell you that everything with an on/off switch must be powered down, I wanted to live on the "wild side" and shoot a couple shots on take off. Actually, cameras don't emit anything to interfere with what's going on in the cockpit...so I'm not really living THAT dangerously...
not dangerously at all!
It just sounds good!
Happy (aloha) snapping!