Saturday, January 17, 2015

UP UP AND AWAY (my first experience in a helicoptor)

You know that feeling you have when like something completely nuts starts happening? I mean like I know life is full of surprises but sometimes the surprises really catch me by surprise. One of these surprising surprises happened recently at Myrtle Beach. I flew in a helicopter.  BAM. Does that surprise you? Probably not. But it surprised me! 

Let me just tell you I was (not anymore lol) terrified at the thought of airplanes, boats, helicopters, etc. And there was NO WAY I was ever going to get on a plane that went across the ocean. I mean there are SHARKS in the ocean, what if we crashed??????? Not my idea of a pleasant way to go. After being told many more people died from cows than from airplanes (still afraid to google it and find out if that's true or not) over and over and over again I think maybe I was hypnotized onto getting in a helicopter. If I wasn't in a trance then I must have done a pretty good job of hiding my fear, because I did get in without a struggle. 

But guys, in all honestly that was probably one of the funnest things I've done in my life. And I think I've overcome my fear of flying. :) My Grandpa will be so proud hahaha (he was in the air force, and was a helicopter pilot). 

Oh, and being up in a helicopter makes for great photos, so enjoy :)

Thank you so much Mom for surprising Caroline and I with a helicopter ride :D :D :D!!!!!!! 
our very funny shadow :P

This picture reminds me of royal icing brush embroidery cookies. If you don't know what those are you should totally watch a tutorial on YouTube, they're amazing.

we flew out over the ocean

the helicopter we flew in :)
Have you ever been in some sort of aircraft? Do you enjoy it, or are you terrified? 
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  1. That's so cool! :D I've never been in a helicopter, but I've flown in a jet before. It was kind of freaky, but overall, I thought it was fun.

    1. It really was. A jet!!!!??? Wow, I can imagine freaky :P That was probably higher than 1,000 ft. too. Glad you liked it!

  2. I've never flown in a helicopter, but I have flown three times in an airplane before. I really enjoy flying and am glad that you learned to like it, too! ;-)

    1. Sounds fun Anna : ) I'm not sure when or if I'll ever have the opportunity to fly on an airplane, but I'm looking forward to it if it ever happens. Very cool that you've been able to do that! :)

  3. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What were you thinking going on that?!?!?!?! lol just kidding! Looks gorgeous! But.. it would have been better if it had been a Banana or an Apache.. that would have been really really awesome! :P (Sorry just had to throw it in there since your granddad flew in the airforce haha) (wait.. those are both army copters arent they? HAHA)

    So fun looking!

    1. Maybe I wasn't thinking :P lol Maybe next time I go up up and away it will be in one of those :P