Ridin' Solo (unoriginal song title based on mundane mainstream music)


That will be me. On Thursday. Alone. I’ll fly all alone. I’m not a minor. So I won’t have to wear a wrist band. But I’ve never done this before. Flown alone. I’ve gone without parents. But I’ve always had a friend along.

I may sound like a chicken. I’m sure there are ten year old kids who have flown alone. I don’t really care. I’m kind of nervous. There’s a lay over. At a major airport. In a big city. And I’ll have to work my way through the terminals to catch my connecting, and thankfully, final flight.

I’m a visual. So tonight, I’ll have to look up a map of the air port. I kid you not. I am like the special needs people I have worked with in the past – the ones that need picture diagrams of activities before they will even perform them. That’s me. Before I even get the airport, I have to know what it looks like. The floor plan. The route I need to take from one terminal to the next. I’m going over prepared. Printing my e-tickets in advance. Ensuring my boarding passes are ready for me to board.

I’m a big girl. I can do this. I’ll make it to my destination just fine. On the way home, I’ll be accompanied by an adult. A seasoned vet at flying. But on my way out, I’ll be ridin’ solo.

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I ask. You answer.

  1. Am I baby for never having flown alone?
  2. Is flying alone as scary as I make it out to be?
  3. What is your funniest airport/airplane story?
  4. What is your most freaky airport/airplane story?
  5. What fears of flying do you have? Silly and serious.
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One thought on “Ridin' Solo (unoriginal song title based on mundane mainstream music)

  1. Hi Megan,

    I’m having a good time reading your blogs! Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    1. You are not a baby for never having flown alone. Why fly alone when you don’t have to!
    2. Flying alone is probably a little scary for everyone the first time, and even subsequent times, but it sounds to me like you are preparing yourself very well.
    3. I remember when we moved from Omaha to Rhode Island, changing planes at O’Hare with 3 little girls and Shelley leading the way; and Shelley being very worried we were not going to make our connection, as she limped (she had a shot the day before in preparation for school) and ran at the same time. She’s been worrying and leading all her life! It was a close call, but we made it!
    4. I have no freaky stories – thank goodness!
    5. I had to fly alone on Tuesday morning; haven’t done that very often and I’m MUCH older than you are. I wasn’t concerned at all until I didn’t see my flight listed on the big general screen. But I asked a security person and he directed me to the Delta screen, in the opposite direction of what I needed to be going, and there was my flight listed with the gate indicated. Then I had some moments of concern anticipating the possibility of not getting to the gate in time. But I made it and actually had to wait almost an hour beyond the the scheduled departure time due to electricity in the area! So I worried for nothing — which is often the case with worrying.

    Hope you have a fun time in Maine – I’m sure you will.

    Love ya.

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