Submitted by Melissa Fritz
I could feel the force of the jet engines below me. Sitting at a stand still, the plane started to pick up speed. The force from the engines pushed my head against the back of the seat. Suddenly, I felt the bottom of the ground fall from below, and we were airborne. This was my first time on a plane, and it was taking me three thousand miles over the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. When I was a little girl, I remember thinking to myself, “I will never get to go anywhere like Hawaii”, well, here I was, on my way with no return ticket.