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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 01:24 PM

Leaving for a mainland trip in polar vortex

We live in East Hawaii Island, and I am heading to the Seattle area alone and then up into British Columbia(family up there).

I booked this trip last year thinking that the cherry blossoms, daffodils, and crocuses would be showing their fresh beauty. No way did I imagine I was heading into sub-freezing weather. Add to that the measles epidemic in Washington State and I have autoimmune issues.

I am getting dressed in layers, including a leather coat, gloves, and scarf I will carry and put on once the plane lands in Seattle. Boots, too, but I will have to wear them and likely sweat in them until we land.


Lots of anxiety about the plane icing up high in the sky.


Wish me luck! My best to all of you.


Aloha

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pandr32 Monday OP
Fresh_Start Monday #1
pandr32 Tuesday #4
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pandr32 Wednesday #8
virgogal Monday #2
pandr32 Tuesday #5
wasupaloopa Monday #3
pandr32 Tuesday #6

Response to pandr32 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 01:28 PM

1. when planes are at 30,000 feet they are already experiencing worse conditions than polar vortex

temperature wise...so I don't think you need to worry about 'icing' conditions especially

bring extra socks/leggings since if you are sweating in your boots on the plane..you will be freezing in your boots outside

enjoy your trip

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:01 PM

4. Mahalo


Freezing my butt off though and a day behind schedule.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:51 PM

7. So so sorry you are freezing

its difficult to enjoy yourself when you are very uncomfortable
I hope you have a great trip

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 10:52 AM

8. I have the company of my daughter

She makes me feel a lot warmer, and I brought gloves and a motorcycle jacket. PLUS. I can remind myself that I don't live here--I live in Hawaii.

Mahalo for your kind words.

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Response to pandr32 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 01:30 PM

2. Put all of your worries into a "worry box" in your mind

and think good thoughts----you will have a great time.



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Response to virgogal (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:02 PM

5. Good advice

It is an adventure!

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Response to pandr32 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 01:34 PM

3. I am in OH for a funeral. Came in from CA.

I havenít seen snow for over 30 years. I use to live here. It snowed yesterday.

We visited your island two years ago.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:06 PM

6. It's quite an experience

It's been a while for me, too, and I am already missing Hawaii Island. As soon as I get home I am going outside to bask in the warm air.

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