Last week I had a decision to make; fly over Lake Michigan for 15 minutes, or cross an angry Lake Michigan on the ferry (a 120+ minute voyage) with 8-10 foot waves. Either choice would be followed by a 5 hour car ride home. I do not fly well, so this was quite a conundrum. However, facing a long drive home while nauseous and with a sea sick child did not make the choice difficult.
Off into the wild, blew yonder…. I decided to go for the plane ride! It was quite an experience- surprisingly smooth, and quick. The plane was a little 10 seater. Only 4 passengers on this flight from Beaver Island to Charlevoix, Michigan. We were in the air before I knew it. Landing, was a different story…
It was noisy, but the view more than made up for the roar of the engine. Everything looked amazing. The white caps raising up from the mighty lake while we flew over confirmed that I made the right choice. My 10 year old was sweet as could be and tried to hold my hand while she plugged her ears.
Would I do it again? I think I would!