Cleared For Take-Off

April 27, 2007

This was taken on our flight home from Maui during Easter weekend. Sorry if it’s a little shaky, it’s gets pretty bumpy over the Kahului Airport.

BTW, is anyone else having problems accessing blogs through Bloglines? I haven’t been able to visit anyone! Maybe I should use a backup reader. Any suggestions?

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Aloha from Laura, Rach, Momto3cubs, Jenn, Renee, Dana, Christine, Carmen, Southern Girl, Melissa, Groovyoldlady, Write From Karen, Sparky Duck, Jennifer, The Pumkin Patch, Monkey Giggles, Desert Songbird, Hsien Lei, Twisted Cinderella, Author Mom with Dogs, Poppy fields, Amy, and Carey

23 Comments on “Cleared For Take-Off”

April 27, 2007
10:57 am

Carey said:

Cool video. Looks like there was a storm moving in.

April 27, 2007
12:24 pm

amy said:

That was really neat! But I have to be honest, it made me a little nervous that about 5 sec. after you took off you were over the ocean! I’m always scared that the plane will go down right away and boy that would have made my stomach hurt. I am sure you are used to it though :) Beautiful ocean. Wow.

April 27, 2007
12:28 pm

poppy fields said:

What? No windsurfers at Kanaha state park or Hookipa? I have taken off from Kahului at least a dozen times, going home to the Big Island after a weekend with my windsurf boyfriend (now husband :) The very scariest plane landing I was ever on was there on a very windy day.

April 27, 2007
12:43 pm

Author Mom with Dogs said:


As for blog readers, I use Google Reader and haven’t had any problems.

April 27, 2007
1:02 pm

Twisted Cinderella said:

I love the video! about the reader, I am of no help at all, sorry.

April 27, 2007
1:11 pm

Hsien Lei said:

I switched to Google Reader months ago and haven’t looked back. You can export your Blogline subs as an OPML file and import it into Google Reader.

April 27, 2007
1:40 pm

Desert Songbird said:

I use Google Reader, too. It won’t let you comment in the reader, but you can read and click over to comment. It updates pretty fast too when a new post is published.

April 27, 2007
2:37 pm

Monkey Giggles said:

I use blogline…I have not had any trouble. But, I might look into Google reader. I have also heard of Newsgator…Boy, did that help ya?

April 27, 2007
2:45 pm

The Pumkin Patch said:

Google Reader, hands down. I have used it for about a month now and LOVE it!

April 27, 2007
3:40 pm

Jennifer said:

That was neat!! I have had trouble with about 3 blogs on bloglines. NOt sure what is wrong.

April 27, 2007
3:56 pm

Sparky Duck said:

Ditto on Google Reader

April 27, 2007
4:36 pm

Write From Karen said:

I felt that light-headed feeling when the plane actually lifted into the air. lol I’m not afraid of flying. I’m not. *grin*

I agree with the others; I also use Google Reader. Super easy to use and super reliable.

April 27, 2007
4:42 pm

groovyoldlady said:

Maui looks WOWie!!!!

April 27, 2007
5:17 pm

Melissa said:

So amazing! I want to go to Hawaii… I think I’ll start saving my $$ :) I was so disappointed to see that my flight from Palm Springs to Seattle doesn’t swing out over the ocean. The one from San Diego or LA does. But my flight goes over the tip of Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Washington - rats. :S

April 27, 2007
5:50 pm

Southern Girl said:

That was so neat! Thanks for sharing it — it’s probably the closest I’ll ever get to seeing your beautiful state. :)

April 27, 2007
6:09 pm

carmen said:

That makes me miss Hawaii. Is that the airport in Maui? I remember landing there was REALLY bumpy. Thank goodness for those bags in the seat in front of you. :)

April 27, 2007
6:23 pm

Christine said:

Cool Video. Thanks for sharing. Makes me want to Fly Away on a jet set trip! Bumpy plane rides scare me!
I’ve been thinking of switching over to google reader.

April 27, 2007
6:30 pm

Dana said:

How do you sign up with Google Reader? I’m still learning about all this stuff. I want to get a blog feed or whatever you call it on my blog, but not sure how to do it. I want that thing where people can subscribe to my blog and it emails them and tells them I have posted a new message…how do you do that Kailani? Is that what Google reader is? Sorry for being so dense!

I’m jealous of your travels!

April 27, 2007
7:31 pm

Renee said:

re: the Microwave… it’s on a bracket attached to the wall AND bolted up to your cabinets from the top…it’s NOT going anywhere.

I was asking the guy because we need to figure out how to get the dead one down. I’m really hoping that the old bracket fits our new microwave…cuz it won’t be fun installing a new bracket…especially with DH. We’ll be there all day.

April 27, 2007
11:07 pm

jenn said:

I with a lot of other people it appears have been using google reader. I love this thing. I think it’s easier than bloglines and I’ve not ONCE had a problem with it updating or being able to see things.

good luck, beautiful video. the water is so blue there! wow!

April 28, 2007
11:12 pm

momto3cubs said:

I was there, I was there! LOL I knew exactly where you were before I read it. How I miss seeing Haleakala, and the West Maui Mountains, and the way the clouds gather on them.

Taking off and flying away from Maui was one of the most heartbreaking moments of my life–I cried! We took off at sunset, which was beautiful to see from the air.

I WILL be back someday.

April 29, 2007
8:37 am

rach said:

Hope you had a nice and comfortable flight. My 3-yr old son has never been on a plane before. It would be nice to bring him along for a nice vacation somewhere.

May 3, 2007
7:52 pm

Laura said:


I wanna go HOME!!! (Okay, so it hasn’t been home in 30 years…)

I cried too when I left–both when I was six and when I went back five years ago. It was DEVASTATING to leave!!!


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