Friday, August 03, 2007

Not quite there, and back again

Greetings from San Jose...

That was supposed to be "from Honolulu", but we had to come back to San Jose yesterday. We took off Honolulu-bound in the morning from San Jose, climbed to 18000+ feet over the ocean, and couldn't get the plane to hold pressure. At 18000 feet, the air is almost half as thin as it is at sea level, and that's not exactly enough oxygen to feel good. So we returned to San Jose (about an hour and a half total flight), and sat and sat. It turns out that the back door hadn't closed properly in Colorado, and although it had popped itself shut during the flight from Colorado to San Jose, it didn't fix itself yesterday, and we couldn't hold pressure.

Oxygen is a pretty necessary.

Anyhow, the problem was solved, but limitations on crew hours kept us here in San Jose for another night...

And in an hour, we SHOULD be on our way to Hawaii. But I'm not making any predictions this time...

In the meantime, here are some of the photos I've taken so far on the trip:

That was little Valerie there in the first shot - my cousin Mike's little girl. What a sweetheart! It was great to see you guys again!

1 comment:

obsessiveskier said...

We miss you already, Becky, and trust that you are taking slow, deep breaths. Great pix though!

How about this for a church name:

Yes, it's from the word verification line.