Kim ~ 23 (dznygrl)
Ryan ~ 23 (Mr. Incredible)[/B]
Day 1: Who Needs Sleep? Let’s Get Straight To The Parks! :laugh:
Our flight left Portland at 10:25pm on Sunday 2/3. I left Alice with my parents a few hours before then, so I could finish packing (and so Ryan could watch the Super Bowl in peace! )
DH and I are on a weird schedule because of his job, so we don’t usually go to bed until 3-4am. Needless to say, while everyone else was trying to sleep on the flight, we were both wide awake and pumped! I even took some cold medicine to see if I could calm down enough to sleep, but I think I only managed about 20 minutes of shut-eye.
One thing that made the flight miserable at first was the man sitting in the aisle seat of our row. He wasn’t exactly small, and DH (like me) gets a little claustrophobic being pressed up against strangers. The aisle across from us had 2 empty seats, and I counted the number of times - three times! - that a different flight attendant offered this man one of the seats across the way. Yet three times and counting, he ignored their offers, made himself comfortable using all the space he needed, and enjoyed his bloody mary.
Even I was starting to get claustrophobic, and the smell of the vodka and tomato juice was starting to make me really :blow: :blow: :blow:. I honestly didn’t understand why he wouldn’t take one of the seats across the aisle. There were empty seats all over the plane, and he wouldn’t budge!
Finally about halfway through the flight, he suddenly announced “I’m going to move over there and let you guys stretch out.”
Phew!! :whistling Maybe we moved around enough to annoy him? :laugh: I don’t know, but both of us were pretty relieved when he moved!
Since sleep wasn’t even a possibility, I played my Nintendo DS for most of the flight while Ryan watched a movie on his laptop. There were a lot of kids on the plane (I was surprised), many of them infants, and yet it was a very quiet flight. I was impressed!