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Another Upcoming Trip
I am finally going to Chicago! I'm looking forward to seeing my parents' new place. They moved there at least a month ago, but I just haven't been able to get out there to see it. I should also get to spend a little more time with my adorable nephew, plus of course his parents.

It will just be a quick trip, but it'll be great to finally get out there. I'm flying there, with my Sis. I know it's only a five-hour drive, but that's a bother I just don't feel like dealing with -- especially what with construction and rush-hour and what-not. We leave friday Sept 9th right after work, then come home sunday afternoon.

When I booked the tickets, after I'd hit confirm, I saw the return date written out on the screen. September 11th, that sounded familiar for some reason....

Oh. 9-11. Oh yeah.

I'm not an overly paranoid person, but it was a bit odd to notice nonetheless. My brain, being its usual practical self, pointed out to me that a flight from Chicago to Detroit wouldn't have nearly enough fuel to blow up a building. That was a bit odd to notice also. I'm not sure if I should feel morbid, embarrassed that I even considered it, or relieved. Mostly I guess I just feel a little sad, that it should be an issue at all.
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joline From: joline Date: August 29th, 2005 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)
oh, wow. i think i would be nervous about flying that day, too, although not for any logical reason. i guess, on an anniversary like that one, you just want to feel safe--not doing anything that makes you feel unanchored, flying or otherwise. it's a shame, though, that it had to cross your mind.
lillyrayne From: lillyrayne Date: August 29th, 2005 03:44 am (UTC) (Link)
flying into chicago is super affordable. and just so you know amtrack is super easy too. tickets are inexpensive, theres a station in royal oak and it drops you off in downtown chicago! I've done both and at some points of the year its almost the same price to fly as to train and at others training it is incrediby cheaper. I've never understood.
sherdeb From: sherdeb Date: August 29th, 2005 03:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I was actually in Chicago for 9/11. I don't know if you remember, but my flight home was cancelled so many times that Kate met me in Kalamazoo to pick me up...
Have a great trip!
greyyguy From: greyyguy Date: August 29th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC) (Link)
It's understandable to be a bit nervous, but at the same time I would expect security to be at an all time high so there shouldn't be any danger.

But I saw an add for a new Family Guy on September 11 and thought that was a bit odd. That day will have uncomfortable connotations for a long time.
infernus1218 From: infernus1218 Date: August 29th, 2005 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I went on a cruise (for the first time in my life), my friends gave me the VHS tape to "The Titantic"....

Nothing happened then and nothing will happen now.
ellison From: ellison Date: August 29th, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I completely understand! I'll be on an international flight to Paris on September 10th, and that's a little freaky for me...
drteeth26 From: drteeth26 Date: August 30th, 2005 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, flying to Chicago (and back) was my first flight several months after 9/11, and suffice it to say, I'm still alive and well.

Your brain is right. It's only an hour flight, after all. But still, let us know you got home safe.

Or, better yet, just trade your tickets in and drive. It's only a five-hour ride.
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