I’m back in Maui! Yay!
My travels yesterday were… ok. The flight from Lincoln to Denver was a breeze. Very short, and very uneventful.
I had a long layover in Denver. I mostly dozed, but I also walked around a little.
The flight from Denver to Maui… I didn’t like that so much. On takeoff, our airplane seemed to be staying on the ground longer than usual. I was afraid we were going to run out of pavement. When we finally took off, the plane was shaky. It ascended a little then leveled off at what seemed to me like only a hundred feet off the ground. Then the plane DESCENDED! Ack! I started breathing heavily and sweating. All the while, the plane was jolting and bumping.
I had grasped the seat in front of me. The guy in the seat next to me noticed, and started talking to me in a calm voice and joking to lighten the mood. He was a good egg.
The flight over the ocean experienced intermittent turbulence. It’s usually a smooth flight, so it was disturbing. Landing on Maui was pretty choppy, but that’s normal, so I didn’t sweat as much as I did on takeoff.
Needless to say, I was happy to be on solid ground. I forced myself to stay awake until it was dark, then fell asleep quickly.