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Flying the Friendly Skies

This Easter week was especially pleasant around our house, because we had a visit from our grandkids. Since they live in Ohio, we don’t see them as often as we would like. Iris is 5 years old now, and Reed is 2. Like the plants they are named for (maybe), they grow up fast and we need to keep track of them on a regular basis.

GRANDKIDS IRIS AND REED, AT IAH AIRPORT

Although our daughter and their mother, Kristan, grew up in Houston, when they visit they explore wonders that seem very special to this city and different from their snowy climate in Ohio. And they keep us busy with their activities. Almost every day we spent time at an outdoor swimming pool, visited Hermann Park and Zoo, splash pad and train, played at Levi Park near Greenway Plaza, ate their favorite Chinese food in Bellaire Chinatown, visited the Childrens Museum, and more.

The trip to Houston is very special to the grandkids, and they look forward to the flight as well as the fun they have while they are here. But this trip, they had a unique experience that most of us, kids or adults, would be thrilled with. When they boarded the United Express jet for their return trip to Ohio, the flight crew asked them if the would like to sit in the cockpit. Wow, how special is that! As you can see from the photos, they had a very unique experience, and who knows, maybe it will lead to a career path, or at least a great story to tell their classmates when they return.

PILOT REED IN THE COCKPIT WITH HIS TEDDY BEAR
CO-PILOT IRIS IN THE COCKPIT

United Airlines has an expression, “Fly the Friendly Skies” and this time they certainly made a memorable time for the grandkids and their family. Thank you, United Airlines.