When do you finally breathe?

Jul 14th, 2003, 09:23 AM
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When do you finally breathe?

When traveling,when do you feel that you can finally take a deep breath?

I can finally breathe when I get into the first hotel room and close the door. I sit on the bed and take a long slow sigh of relief. I made it, I am here !!!!
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Jul 14th, 2003, 09:26 AM
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When I get on the plane. It's out of my control then. (that, incidentlly, is a GOOD thing
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Jul 14th, 2003, 10:09 AM
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I think I feel the way Sheila does. Once we are on the plane, we are on the way and I am just happy with that! That is when I sit back, order a drink and relax

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Jul 14th, 2003, 10:14 AM
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Like Sheila and Scarlett, I normally breathe when I get on the plane (and it takes off).

If I have a long drive AFTER the plane touches down, I don't breathe until I get to my final destination.

Some people, however, claim I NEVER breathe.

This could explain why I'm purple so often.
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Jul 14th, 2003, 10:24 AM
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The trip there is part of the journey. I brethe on the plane.
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Jul 14th, 2003, 10:27 AM
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Hi,

I find that if I don't breathe for more than a few minutes I get dizzy.

I'm sure I couldn't hold my breath for a transatlantic flight. 8)
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Jul 14th, 2003, 10:27 AM
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Sorry, that was supposed to be
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Jul 14th, 2003, 10:32 AM
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I just keep breathing throughout, but my husband says it's when he checks our baggage in for the flight over.
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Jul 14th, 2003, 11:02 AM
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I can breathe when I get the airline tickets. I can wing everything on a trip--where to sleep, where to eat, what to do--but I sure as heck can't fly.
 
Jul 14th, 2003, 11:05 AM
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The party starts at the first hotel--up till then it is grin and guts it out. I hate the flight--bad back you know.
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Jul 14th, 2003, 11:12 AM
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When the plane reaches cruising altitude!
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Jul 14th, 2003, 11:27 AM
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Like some others here, when I get on the plane.

Then, when I arrive at my destination, I find myself feeling like the title of Jean-Luc Godard's film about the love between a small-time hood wanted for killing a cop, and an American who sells the International Herald Tribune along the boulevards of Paris.
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Jul 14th, 2003, 11:31 AM
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I do it in stages: a little when I check my bags at the airport, a little more when the plane reaches crusing alitude, and a whole buncht when I get to my room in the hotel and there is plenty of hot water in the shower!
 
Jul 14th, 2003, 11:59 AM
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Apparently most are feeling very stressed when travel begins, if these postings are any indication. I used to think I was a bit nervous as a traveller, but by comparison I now see I was cool as a cucumber. What's going on that all of you are so worried? Anything specific, or just general worry? Serious question.
 
Jul 14th, 2003, 12:03 PM
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For me, it's the excitement and anticipation. I NEVER worry!!! (hehe)
 
Jul 14th, 2003, 12:07 PM
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I'm concerned that the plane won't take off, thus causing all my best laid plans to go askew.

That there'll be seriously bad weather during the flight, thus causing me to not enjoy the oh-so-scumptious meal on the plane.

That I'll realize that I forgot to pack my underwear.
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Jul 14th, 2003, 12:14 PM
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I usually fly overseas so I can breathe when the plane is running at the point where you can barely feel it moving, sit back, drink my soda and what ever they give us to snack on. Its like 14 hours where you can do nothing, eat food, watch movies and be happy.
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Jul 14th, 2003, 12:25 PM
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My only "worry" seems to be with airlines and agents - specifically making sure they don't screw up my reservations aftyer I make them. But that's kinda mild as a worry. I suppose the other one is luggage - age old issue - will it get there when I do. Even that works 99.9% of the time, so the worry is small there too. I still love to travel, and flying is as big a treat as ever. I guess I'm simply not worried, and for that I am grateful to me for giving me a break.
 
Jul 14th, 2003, 12:59 PM
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I heave my big sigh and smile when I am seated on the plane and we take off.
I take out my silliest magazine, and I am on vacation and going to Europe!!
How lucky I am!
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Jul 14th, 2003, 01:38 PM
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I guess I breathe easier in stages.
1. When I get my plane tickets
2. When we get through security at the airport ok
3. When the plane takes off
4. When the plane lands
5. When I get all my luggage
6. When we are in our hotel room.

Then I can completely relax and enjoy. I enjoy the journey as well as the trip, but there's always that niggle of worry until each of the major items (luggage, not crashing, etc.) gets resolved.
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