Jack Earns His Wings

Friday, October 1, 2010

On our recent beach trip, Durel and I opted to brave the skies with Jack, rather than braving the open roads.  (It's a long drive to South Padre.)

I've never been particularly partial to Southwest Airlines.  I think they're fine and all -- air travel is what it is.  But, my opinion officially changed on this trip.  The flight attendant was enchanted with Jack.  So much so, in fact, that she decided he needed to meet the pilot and see the cockpit.

Voila:

Seriously, how awesome is that?  Can you stand it?  I couldn't.

I will also say, for the sake of full disclosure, that said flight attendant stayed positive and helpful when Jack decided to Completely Melt Down right before take-off.    Yes, we were those people with the screaming baby, and we were clueless and horrified about it.  Durel and I just looked at each other like that clueless couple in the horror movie who just realized that the cabin really is haunted.

We bounced, soothed, sang, whispered, and fervently prayed that the wailing would end.  Thankfully, it did.  Everyone on the plane breathed a sigh of relief, and we were on our way to the beach.

Via the cockpit.  Because Jack is awesome like that.

Hope this finds you well.
Heather

6 comments:

  1. Gah! That's awesome. We have no cockpit pictures! Very cool. He needs a bomber jacket.

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  2. That is awesome. Although i expect no less :)

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  3. next, take him to the firehouse. Our firehouse has those plastic fir fighter hats at the ready for little guests. Better yet, come to ABQ and go to our firehouse!

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  4. So sorry about the awesome meltdown, but at least you got a cool cockpit photo. Very nice!

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  5. I had my friends squealing this pix is so cute! Jack was a hit at Beading Night (which is also Wine drinking night, btw)

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  6. I am in awe of the cuteness factor trumping security. You got up to the open cockpit door with a camera. And a diaper, and a lot of charm .

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Jack Earns His Wings

On our recent beach trip, Durel and I opted to brave the skies with Jack, rather than braving the open roads.  (It's a long drive to South Padre.)

I've never been particularly partial to Southwest Airlines.  I think they're fine and all -- air travel is what it is.  But, my opinion officially changed on this trip.  The flight attendant was enchanted with Jack.  So much so, in fact, that she decided he needed to meet the pilot and see the cockpit.

Voila:

Seriously, how awesome is that?  Can you stand it?  I couldn't.

I will also say, for the sake of full disclosure, that said flight attendant stayed positive and helpful when Jack decided to Completely Melt Down right before take-off.    Yes, we were those people with the screaming baby, and we were clueless and horrified about it.  Durel and I just looked at each other like that clueless couple in the horror movie who just realized that the cabin really is haunted.

We bounced, soothed, sang, whispered, and fervently prayed that the wailing would end.  Thankfully, it did.  Everyone on the plane breathed a sigh of relief, and we were on our way to the beach.

Via the cockpit.  Because Jack is awesome like that.

Hope this finds you well.
Heather
 
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