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Super Plane

On Saturday during thanksgiving break I went on a trip to South Carolina.

My dad’s old friend that he grew up with (named Martha) let us stay at her house in the guest bedroom, she treated us like family. She also made it possible for me and my dad to go see the super plane with the pilot named Chris and his wife named Jen.

Chris gave me, my dad, and Martha a tour INSIDE of a really cool plane first when we got in there was a lady in uniform saying watch the rollers or you’ll slip and fall on your behind. At first I thought to myself ‘’rollers what are rollers?’’ Well I asked a question and I got an answer. Rollers were the things on the floor that rolled back and forth on the ground. I guessed it was so it would be easier to get the big crates around the plane but just to be sure I asked Chris and it was just as I suspected.

I asked a lot of questions and got to see the second floor that I called the top deck. It was where the pilots would steer the plane. There was also two bunks behind the pilot chairs, I got to sit in them!

One of the questions I asked was about a device that if oxygen was escaping you you’d press a couple of buttons (I guess they would get the oxygen flowing or something) and then pull a mask over your head.

It was a really cool and a really big plane and I mean SUPER BIG.


I would like to say thanks to Martha for making it all possible, thanks to Chris for showing me around the plane, thanks to Jen for being super nice and helpful, and thanks to my dad for giving me the opportunity to write this article… also thanks for listening. : )


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My Summer, 2015

I had the best summer ever I went on a two week trip ALL with my dad! It might not seem that exciting to you, but my parents are divorced so when I found out I was going on a two week trip with my dad I basically screamed my head off! The only annoying part was my mom she packed a giant suitcase that you would have at the airport, a medium sized one, and one that was a little higher than a foot. And only like half maybe even less was filled up, I mean COME ON! Any ways the first week me and my dad went to Missouri to visit my dad’s brother. We were going to stay at his house I was soo excited. We went by car in my dad’s truck. Luckily I brought a DVD player so I wasn’t bored the whole trip. Before we arrived my dad told me they had a cat and when we arrived with the knowledge that I had I scurried off to find the cat, after we were greeted nicely at the door by my uncle’s mother-in-law. At the end my uncle’s daughter gave me a homemade scarf. It was pink, it was giant, it was thoughtful of her. In fact I thought it was so touching that it felt like I just found the fountain of youth! Well maybe not that happy, but you get the idea. Remember that was only the first week …

Elizabeth & Joe Combs in an Office of Naval Research (O.N.R.) submarine, April 2008.

Elizabeth & Joe Combs in an Office of Naval Research (O.N.R.) submarine, April 2008.


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