Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Flight (Tired and Numb)

Thirteen hours and twenty minutes – that was our scheduled flight time to Korea.  I was dreading every minute of it.  The plane may be big, but I knew my seat would be small and my butt was sure to be numb.  After sitting on the runway for an hour before takeoff – I was certain of it.

Movies, TV shows, music, and games all helped to pass the time.  But, even rolling Yahtzee at 36-thousand feet brought me only fleeting happiness.  All I wanted to do on the longest flight of my life was sleep – but I could NOT sleep.  I was frustrated – and if you know me well, you know why.  I can sleep anywhere at anytime.  In fact, I’ve always considered it a skill.  I’ve bragged about it, maybe even flaunted my sleeping skills a time or two.  I can practically nap on command!  Not this time.

 I have to say – the flight was better than I expected.  Even without sleep, the time passed and I survived.  Watching the flight pattern on my little seat back computer, I was tickled to know we had passed over Canada, were soaring above Alaska headed to the North Pole, soon to swing down over Russia to the other side of the world.  So what if I was sleep deprived and my hind quarters were numb, right?  I’m certain that’s the start of a good adventure.


  1. Chris & Alan (Hong Kong )July 31, 2010 at 5:12 AM

    Sorry I do not any comment for above !
    But I try to contact you & Cameron through email,
    but it is failed.
    Please contact me through email, (alantang1999@yahoo.com )
    Chris & Alan (Hong Kong)

  2. Hi Lauren,
    How are you? I think you must finihsed a nice trip !!!
    My family also enjoyed the trip very much!!
    Every night, my children will have a bible reading wiith me, that we read bible and shared everything about daytime and talk with each other about our thinking, Then, we pray for God.
    Tonight, our family mention about the Cheung Chau trip, we also feel so hapyy to meet wiith you and your hunsband. Both of you are a nice person. We think that is a amazing experience that we ever had before. The memory will keep in our heart forever.
    We hope to meet both of you someday. Maybe in HongKong or other places.
    May God bless you and your family!

    Chris & family