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My First Flight

Updated on November 21, 2007
I show children how I draw 'moving' images!
I show children how I draw 'moving' images!

Fear at First Flight

I am a Gemini, an air sign, typical in many ways, but don't share the air sign's love of flying. I used to console myself saying that my heroes P. G. Wodehouse and Isaac Asimov hated travelling by air, so it was okay for little me to feel that way.

Now I have been invited to take part in a seminar as a writer of children's literature: the seminar is to be at Goa, a beachside resort in Central India. They are taking care of food, board and travel

I told my friend, an illustrator and co-participant, "Let's not leave carbon footprints; Let's travel by train and bus," but that would make it a daylong trip or more and she refused. All made fun of me and I have to fly now.

I plagued better-travelled people about what to take along, will they strip check me, how probable is a bomb, or an accident or a hijack , and they patiently answered my questions.

I'm not supposed to take razors, nail cutters, bottles and scissors in the bag I carry, lest I take it into my mind to hijack the plane and take it back! (I might do that!) I have to have photocopies of some ID to prove I am me! Right. 20 kg in big bag and 5kg in little bag. Check. A paperback to read. Don't carry heavy books, they are heavier than you think. Fine!

But my biggest fear is that I would love it so much that I will want to do it again, like my first time in a cable car.

I have to finish packing; the car will be at my door in an hour. Tell you all about it when I get back, safe! Will read your hubs if possible, but won't have the time to write. For 8 days. Bye!

Updates will be available here.

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Some of the pix I took...
Some of the pix I took...
Some of the pix I took...

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    • Earth Angel profile image

      Earth Angel 9 years ago

      All our blessings go with you Kenny!! We will miss your words on line and will look forward to many, many exciting stories upon your return!! Safe trip to you!! Earth Angel Blessings Always!!

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      Thanks for your blessings, EarthAngel! I am such a baby when it comes to travel!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Kenny!

      Have a safe and enjoyable trip. You will be just fine. New adventures, new experiences, all this new will be rejuvenating. Make sure you get in some fun along with all that new knowledge from the seminar...

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      About to shut down comp when I saw that you had commented! Thanks for your wishes, and ay knowledge I get, I will surely pass it along here!

      Love and regards to you and your sidekicks!

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      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from North America

      May angels protect you as you fly and amy you make good plans for what you will do when you return! Be blessed.

      Patty

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      cristina327 9 years ago from Manila

      Have a great and blessed trip.

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      compu-smart 9 years ago from London UK

      Hey, Kenny, Have a great time, I'm sure you will. You shall be missed by many people here, be it your Hubs OR your comments and I look forward to your safe return..

      Bon voyage;)

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      Isabella Snow 9 years ago

      Safe flight, Kenny! Have a great time! :)

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      Earth Angel 9 years ago

      Hey Kenny!! I saw you were back today!! Did I miss the update on your safe travels?? Blessings, Earth Angel!!

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      Thank you, Patty, Cristina, Compu-smart, Isabella, for your wishes! With friends like you around, i'm safe!

      Earth Angel, I returned only this morning.

      My son must have visited hubpages where I'm always logged in. Sorry about that, will update tomorrow. And an angel's blessings is always needed, thank you!

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      Updated pix...

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      sukritha 9 years ago from Cochin

      Hi Kenny Nice Hub.

      Waiting for More

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      Thanks, Sukritha! Sure, will write more. Just finishing up 8 days backlog of mail and work!

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      SunSeven 9 years ago from Singapore / India

      Welcome back Kenny. I hope you had a great trip. Hubbers missed you.

      Best Regards

      (PS: Brought Anny Fenny Kenny?! :) )

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      Thank you SunSeven, it's great to be back to this community of wonderful people!

      Had a trip full of personal and professional breakthroughs. And I missed the hubbers, but couldn't check mail during the workshop.

      Didn't bring Feni; didn't know whether I could do that on a flight. But I was a fenny kenny there!

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      SunSeven 9 years ago from Singapore / India

      Ah! Good. Three Cheers To Fenny Kenny :)

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      lol, thanks!

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