Flying High


Today has been a whirlwind! We woke early and boarded what I truly thought was going to be my last plane ride. Ever. When we arrived to the small domestic airport, I knew it was going to be a new experience. For starters, our luggage has to be weighed to ensure the plane fly properly…what threw me for a loop was when the airline attendant asked me to STEP ON THE SCALE. What?!? Never. Never in a billion years would I even dream of stepping on a scale for anyone other than my doctor—and this only happens after sticker and lollipop bribery has taken place. I seriously prayed for the ground to open up and swallow me whole. Apparently, my prayer went unanswered because I had to stand on a scale much like a prized heifer. I promise, my face was the color of crimson! 🙂

When we finally boarded the small plane, I started to panic. Everything was fine and dandy initially, but once I buckled myself in, my life flashed before my eyes. Okay, this sounds dramatic. And perhaps I am. However, there wasn’t an inch of my body wasn’t scrunched with fear as we wobbled off the tarmac. Once we were airborne, the trip was lovely and the views were insane!

We arrived in Bluefield, Nicaragua this morning with the winds shaking the nearby trees and the grey sky threatening rain. A few hours later, we received news that we would not be able to charter a boat to the island because the water was far too choppy and difficult. So we spent the day eating, reading, playing games, and hanging out. Even though our plans have been slightly skewed, I’m having a great time thus far!

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  1. Jasmine C.

    December 29th, 2007 at 3:47 am

    Glad you’re having such a great time. It’d be such a nightmare if someone asked me to step on a scale before boarding the plane… maybe they’d not let me on! 🙂

  2. Jen Harris

    December 29th, 2007 at 3:53 am

    I can’t wait to hear more! The Island, the locals, EVERYTHING! Sounds like a blast.

  3. Tanya Perez

    December 29th, 2007 at 4:15 am

    Awww hope you’re having fun!

  4. ksen

    December 29th, 2007 at 5:00 am

    a scale!!!!? what! you described to the tee exactly how I would feel in that situation. lol! SO happy to see you are on vaca (talk about an amazing place to visit!) — enjoy it (as I see you are!:))… you deserve it j*!!

  5. brianna

    December 29th, 2007 at 5:31 am

    DUDE!!! Get off your computer already! btw…I crashed your car and the fire department had to stop by your house. 🙂

  6. Mark Pace

    December 29th, 2007 at 6:13 am

    As a new reader, I just have to tell you. You guys crack me up!! Keep up the great posts@!

  7. david & kimi b

    December 29th, 2007 at 7:38 am

    the weighing thing freaks me out too. i think will that extra pair of jeans make the plane crash?? your fear faces were funny tho!

  8. AmandaD

    December 29th, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    It looks beautiful there and I"m really looking forward to your pictures 🙂

    Have a great trip!

  9. Heather

    December 29th, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    Oh, I love flying! I’m jealous!
    The reason they weigh you is so they can balance the plane. Especially in rough weather, it’s important to have the right side of the plane roughly match the left in weight, otherwise the plane can tip or catch winds oddly.

  10. Karin Dailey

    December 29th, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    a prized heifer….HAHAHHAHA! you’re awesome. have fun! you’re posts are great!

  11. ricki ford

    December 29th, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    I know you all are going to have a blast! Stay safe, I can’t wait to see the pictures from the trip.

  12. Gena McMillan

    December 29th, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    I have never flown so I can only imagine your fear! I have a flair for the drama side of it too! :o)

  13. Melissa Koehler

    December 29th, 2007 at 4:19 pm

    Oh my! What an adventure. I love your descriptions! I hope you have fun

  14. Jamie Delaine

    December 29th, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    Hah! I love that picture of you and JD. Thanks for blogging this; I feel like I’m there!

  15. Kyle

    December 29th, 2007 at 6:05 pm

    ooooh, I hate that! Aside from the fact that being weighed in public is already embarrassing enough, when it’s in a foreign country doesn’t that just make you feel like such a gigantic American?!?

  16. Dennis

    December 29th, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    Have a great time Jasmine and I am glad you made it safe. I dont mind big planes but I am with you on the small ones.

  17. Tiffany

    December 29th, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    Ooh crazy small airplanes…I’d be a little scared too! Wow a little detour in Nicaragua…thats where my momma’s from=) Have an AMAZING trip!

  18. Tiffany

    December 29th, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    omg i didn’t realize nicaragua was your destination…that’s awesome! I can’t wait to here about your nicaragua camping experience=)

  19. Simply Modern Weddings

    December 29th, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    Hey….the photos that you took of the both of you came out so much better than mine nomally do. Usually just one of our eyes and half a smile are showing. LOL!

  20. Simply Modern Weddings

    December 29th, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    Hey….the photos that you took of the both of you came out so much better than mine nomally do. Usually just one of our eyes and half a smile are showing. LOL!

  21. cassandra m

    December 29th, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    I know that scary small plane feeling. Been there…done that. However, my view was nothing like yours. I am so excited and a little jealous, but more EXCITED to see about your adventures! Have fun!

  22. desiree Hayes

    December 29th, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    Sounds exciting!! I all of a sudden get a horrible sailor’s mouth when I take off in an airplane. LOL My husband is like "kids cover your ears!" Hope you have since made it safely to your destination! Sounds like it’s going to be a blast!

  23. lroah

    December 30th, 2007 at 4:38 am

    I am so glad you are able to blog while you are gone so far…enjoying your trip with you!

  24. Brian Khang

    December 30th, 2007 at 9:19 am

    Haha.. that scared faces cracks me up! Have a great time out there Jasmine and Happy New Year!!

  25. Zekeshem

    December 30th, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    WOW, this trip looks AMAZING!! I know I don’t know you, but I’m so excited for you! I’m lovin’ following your trip on your blog. Thanks for sharing! 😀 Happy New Year!

  26. Donna

    December 31st, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    I am sooo jealous of your freckles. Random comment. I know.

  27. Sean McLellan

    January 27th, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    #4 is about how I look every time I get on a plane. I can’t stand flying. My brain can’t quite wrap around what’s holding us so far up there in such a tiny thing. I seem to find myself on planes all the time, though, in spite of that.

  28. kay english

    July 31st, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    omg I’m so scared of flying too lol and that face cracked me up!