BLOGanuary – #14 Fave MODE of Travel?

by Jackie Houchin

WordPress.com, BLOGanuary asks today, January 14th, What is your favorite mode of travel?

My fave mode of travel (as well as my favorite super-power if I could have one) is FLYING!

   I LOVE to fly.

As a young girl, I thought I COULD fly if I just closed my eyes, stood on my tiptoes, took a deep breath, flapped my arms, and imagined going up, up…. UP! (I swear I almost did it once!)

As a teen, I dreamed of being an airline hostess, traveling to distant lands all over the world. (Until I discovered that you had to be a certain weight, height, and body fype, although that is not required today. I was a little bit chunky then, and had some pimples.) Oh, darn! What a life that would have been.

(Read my book review post on “FLY GIRL” a memoir by Ann Hood who was one of the first airline stewardesses.)

And now, in the last ten years, I HAVE flown by jet around the world. To Australia, to Africa (5x), to Italy, France, Istanful, Portugal, England, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, and other continental US states.)  I love it. Thankfully I’ve accrued so many frequent flyer miles that i’ve been able to fly places now for just the tax, ($11.00)

FLYING is fast, exciting, sometimes frightening, eye-opening, ear-plugging, amazing, and wonderful.

Photo by Jake Nackos on Unsplash

 

I’LL FLY AWAY
Some glad morning when this life is o’er,
I’ll fly away;
To a home on God’s celestial shore,
I’ll fly away .
[Chorus]
I’ll fly away, Oh Glory
I’ll fly away;
When I die, Hallelujah, by and by,
I’ll fly away.

When the shadows of this life have gone,
I’ll fly away;
Like a bird from prison bars has flown,
I’ll fly away
[Chorus]
I’ll fly away, Oh Glory
I’ll fly away;
When I die, Hallelujah, by and by,
I’ll fly away.

Just a few more weary days and then,
I’ll fly away;
To a land where joy shall never end,
I’ll fly away
[Chorus]
I’ll fly away, Oh Glory
I’ll fly away;
When I die, Hallelujah, by and by,
I’ll fly away

“I’ll Fly Away”, is a hymn written in 1929 by Albert E. Brumley and published in 1932 by the Hartford Music company 

 

 

 

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