The Perils of Catching a Plane on New Year’s Day

31 Dec

A new year is approaching, and I can’t believe it is going to be 2014. When I was a kid, I calculated how old I would be when the year 2000 would arrive. I wondered where I would be and what I would be doing. The year 2014 never entered my mind.New Year

For the first time in forever, I do not plan on being awake when the big ball drops. We are catching a plane at 6:30 in the morning and will need to be asleep at a decent hour. However, that’s never how it works. When I have to be somewhere that early, I can never get to sleep. It could be the anticipation, or it could be the fear that I will not wake up in time. I check the alarm a couple of times and, throughout the night, I open my eyes to look at the clock.

At some point, the idea that I will catch up on sleep while in the air will enter my mind. That never happens. Many people can sleep on airplanes, but I am not one of them.

I say all of that to say this. The blog will be out of operation for a few days while we are in Cancun. I look forward to writing more posts in 2014, but the first week is going to be a big blank. Hopefully, there will be a bunch of good Cancun stories to write about.

Until then, Happy New Year!

6 Responses to “The Perils of Catching a Plane on New Year’s Day”

  1. jcalberta December 31, 2013 at 18:29 #

    News Years and it’s meaning (if it has any) definitely goes through some changes as we go through life – from childhood to old age. There are few blank New Years events in my chronology (cough). These days I mostly just watch a movie with my lady and drink some sparkling apple juice. And avoid travel.
    Happy landing !!

    • Rick December 31, 2013 at 18:45 #

      Thanks. Having a lady is the best way to do it.

  2. Marilyn Armstrong January 1, 2014 at 06:01 #

    We just got back from a great visit with our best friends. We go back more than 40 years and were talking about being young and trying to imagine being SO OLD. I remember being maybe 10? And discovering Halley’s Comet would be coming around when I would be 39. That was a million years in the future and I would be so OLD. Now, it’s a million years ago, and I saw the comet from a hill in the Judean desert just outside Jerusalem. And I AM kind of old. But still kicking 🙂

    Have a wonderful vacation and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    • Rick January 1, 2014 at 14:08 #

      That’s the coolest way I’ve ever heard to see a comet.

  3. DyingNote January 20, 2014 at 08:37 #

    And I see there’s a bunch of Cancun stories that followed.

    • Rick January 20, 2014 at 14:03 #

      It was a story filled vacation.

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