Saturday, March 11, 2006

Short stay in Long Beach

After spending a few short days in Long Beach enjoying the temperate weather and our Disneyland Passports we were back on a plane to SLC. It was somewhat fasinating to fly out of LGB (Long Beach.) The city has worked hard to keep the terminal at it's original size while still accomodating airlines the likes of Delta/SkyWest, Jet Blue and U.S.Air. In fact Delta just started service to LGB this week from thier hub in SLC via thier DeltaConnection partner SkyWest. So we felt quite priviliged to be among the first few to forge the skies with the SkyWest CRJ's.

It was awfuly good to be back in the air. Well, back in a passenger plane anyway. It's remarkably relaxing to marvel at the wonder of flight when you don't need to keep your rotor RPM's in check and flare that autorotation at just the right time.

The munchkin was good flyer this trip too. She was abosorbed in Finding Nemo on the trip down and slept on the trip back leaving Dad time to study and relax. She had a hard time figuring out why Mom was at the airport - outside her window, at the gate - but not flying with her. In the end she handled it like a trooper. She even had some fun trying to figure out these fancy airplane seatbelts. We've even got pictures of mom outside the aircraft getting ready to push back the plane.

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