For this exploration I want to describe the first time I rode on an airplane. My family and I were going to Arizona to visit my older sister. I was very excited to see her because she was my best friend whom I enjoyed being around and whom I looked up to. At the time of this trip I was ten years old. The morning of departure we woke up at about 4:00 am to finish packing, loading up, and to ensure we did not miss our flight. We packed up our entire luggage for two weeks’ worth of clothes in our blue minivan. I slept the entire ride to Port Columbus International Airport. Once we arrived, I was filled will excitement for going to see my sister, yet anxiety on riding an airplane for the first time. We entered the airplane, which, even at my age, seemed significantly smaller than what I had imagined an airplane to be. This was because the plane was only a fifty-seater plane. I sat down in my seat and purposefully chose the seat beside my mother. By the end of the trip, I found out she would be my safe haven for comforting me from all the scary noises and sudden jerks. As soon as the plane started for lift-off, I looked to my mother and sad, "I'm really scared. Will we be okay?" She replied with asssurance in her voice, "Everything will be fine and we will be there before you know it." During the ride I had to chew on some gum because my ears were hurting from the change in altitude. Despite the flight attendant’s promise, "Chew on this gum and your eyes will stop poping and will soon feel better," the gum did nothing for the pain I experienced. After about a four hour ride, we landed in what seemed to be unfamiliar territory. We walked outside and experienced sunny skies and Arizonia's summer weather of one-hundred and ten degree temperature. This was an extreme temperature change for me given the hottest place I had ever been to was Ohio in the middle of the summer. Despite the anxiety I experienced while on the plane, once seeing my sister I realized the plane ride was well worth my fears. I looked to my sister and, with complete seriousness in my voice, said, "I hope you relize how much I love you for having rode that plane!"