Laughing so hardJust when things had smoothed out during our final turn toward the runway, it got rough again as we got down to about 200 feet.
I got tears in my eyes
Walk in the park
Under sapphire skies
Oh, I can't believe that you're still aroundThere was still a slight tilt to our attitude as we touched down, and I never had been happier to be on the ground.
Almost forgot how you let me down
I'm supposed to fly out on the same kind of plane Tuesday morning. The forecast calls for high wind and severe storms in the area, and storms at my destination. This morning's approach already had me a bit shaken, so I'm not looking forward to flying out again. I now wish I had looked at the forecast earlier so I could have driven back. I'm expected back at work by 8:30 in the morning, which leaves me little choice.
I've never been afraid of flying, and I know that driving is more dangerous statistically. Never while driving have I felt the way I did on that approach. Being up there among only strangers, at the mercy of nature's power, made me want to play the odds on the road.
The TV meteorologist just said that the atmosphere here is "all jacked up," and detailed the tornado watches and warnings. I'm waiting anxiously to see whether he says the system is moving faster than originally expected, and will be gone by morning. One way or another, I will.