We arrived at the airport at 4 a.m. then we took the flight from San Francisco to Chicago at around 6 a.m. With a mixture of nervousness and excitement, I boarded the airplane. My first experience on the airplane was very fascinating because of the beautiful view of the city and the clouds. However, I was unable to completely enjoy the view and flight due to the discomfort that I felt from the ear pressure which made the flight less enjoyable. In addition, I did not know how to deal with the ear pressure and was unable to diminish the discomfort. After we arrived at Chicago we waited for around an hour or
two before we transferred flights to take a flight to Washington DC. While waiting for the transfer flight I learned that yawning helped release the pressure in the ears the hard way because when I yawned the pressure that was built up suddenly dispersed like a dam that flooded, giving me a sharp pain. Another method that I have learned which was more effective is to pinch my nose while holding my breath, and then blowing my nose to release the pressure.
My first plane ride was a very unique experience. A funny moment that I had while the airplane was taking off to Washington DC from Chicago was when I was looking out of the window staring and saw a bus. Because the airplane just took off, in my perspective it looked as though the bus was flying upward. Overall I really enjoyed the flight. Afterwards, when we arrive at Washington DC at around 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. we went to the hotel to check in and then went out to eat dinner at around 8. We ate dinner at a Thai restaurant called Mai Tai and then went to CVS to buy breakfast for tomorrow morning and also water and other things that we may need. By the end of the day, we went back to the hotel and played some games such as cards, chess, and checkers and finally ending our day by falling asleep while watching TV.