Saturday, November 10, 2007

Update in the Works :)

Well HI!! Whew...that was quite the adventure! I will update soon. Right now I am still trying to get unpacked, keep up with school and figure out this new laptop that Brian got for us since our computer crashed...very strange. I sure missed you all a ton! I so appreciate all the love and prayers for our trip. God is so good :)

As promised to Brian's Dad, I will post this one fun little mini adventure. :)

When we visited Brian's family in PA, we made a trip with his parents, to the Franklin Institute. Brian and his Dad were brave souls and decided to ride the jet simulator. Well, I thought the flt was a program and that you just went along for the ride and everything was automated. So, as I was watching this thing...I thought they got a pretty rough mission or something!! I heard all kinds of muffled noise in there and was quite amused by it. After the crazy ride was over...Brian and his Dad exited their "jet" looking a bit peaked but his dad also looked especially triumphant. From what I could gather, this thing was completely controlled by the rider. Brian's Dad gave Brian control after the take-off and Brian said that they got into a crazy spin that he could not get out of because his joy stick was not working-*AAAhhh*(guess that was what all the muffled noise was coming from the cockpit) If you listen closely at 00:43, you can hear Brian's muffled hollarin' ..lol. Brian said he finally just let go of the useless joy-stick and clung to the harness holding him in his seat and resisted the urge to reach for the panic button with its inviting glow which would stop the ride and end the nightmare ;) Brian's Dad came to the rescue and worked to get them out of the death spin which first took them up into the sky and then plunged them backward and forward...lol. You can clearly see when his Dad takes control...the ride was so still, I thought the ride was over and stopped filming! Anyway ;) It is amusing to watch. The kids say "Pop-pop to the rescue!" when they see this video, and yes, it was Pop-pop to the rescue indeed :)












12 comments:

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

Well,if the Marine Corps saw that, they would be glad Brian's not a pilot! Very funny; thanks for posting it. I'm glad you're back, and I'm SO glad that I got to talk to you yesterday! That 2 hour call cost me $2.40!! Technology's great, isn't it?

Cherlyn said...

Glad you had fun and are back safely!

Rebekah said...

Glad you guys are home safe! Was missing you and hoping you were O.K. Love you all!

Robin said...

Glad you're home. Loved the video, too funny.

Michael's said he went to church with you guys. Glad you all finally connected.

Looking forward to hearing more about your trip to the states.

Ashleigh said...

lol!! What I love most is the background entertainment--the part that can only be heard and not seen on the camera. ;) Glad you're home safely... missed you!!

Becky said...

hey glad to hear you guys made it back to Japan. We are in Missouri finally and have been hanging out with the Lawhon's....

Hope you had a wonderful trip. Miss you guys tell the girls I said hello.....

Becky

Happymama said...

Huggy, huggy, kiss, and lovies!!! I'm so glad you're back. :)

Watching that video my tummy was churning. Bruce and I did one similar in the mountains and I gotta tell ya...I was useless for an hour. LOL

Glad you're back. Can't wait to hear all about your trip.

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liz said...

So glad your back. Love the video!

Cherlyn said...

Thanks for the comment - maybe we can get together soon and do coffee, if you are up for it? :) We can figure something out, between our crazy (and no doubt conflicting; LOL) schedules!

Sue @ praise & coffee said...

So glad you are home safe!

A Note From Theresa said...

that movie was funny. Thanks for sharing.