I just experienced one of the most exciting moments of my life!
But let’s go back to the beginning….
The POM Wonderful group hung out for a while in the hotel, so I ended up eating another small portion of oatmeal. We had a long drive ahead of us!
And then we drove about two hours in two vans. I was a little nervous when we finally pulled up to the runway. I’m not the best flyer – I typically grab the seat in front of me into my knuckles turn white. The thought of getting into a 6-seater plane freaked me out!
The planes hadn’t arrived yet, so we walked around the almond groves and inspected the plants. The pomegranate trees were a few miles away.
I am so glad I wore my flat boots! The ground is dusty, and I’m already pretty dirty.
The planes arrived and much picture-taking ensued. You put 15 bloggers in front of a small private plane and its all over!
I ate a banana while the pictures were being taken:
And then…. I nervously climbed into the smaller of the two planes. I told Tina that she HAD to sit next to me so I could grip a friend’s hand if I needed to!
And…. then we took off! I screamed. A lot.
Once we were in the air, it wasn’t so bad! In fact, it was really fun. We flew over all the orchards and saw the POM Wonderful solar panels.
It was a crazy experience, but I’m so glad I got over my fear and did it! I doubt I’ll ever get another opportunity to fly around California in a private jet. :) I was shaking with excitement when we landed.
Tina and I did some blogging while we waited for the second group to enjoy their life. In all the places I have blogged, a dusty agricultural field is definitely the oddest location. The other bloggers started to crack up when they spotted us.
After a quick blog sesh, we ate a picnic lunch.
The POM people had brought me a vegetarian lunch, but the sandwich was fake bacon, avocado, and lettuce, and I am very, very allergic to avocado. Luckily, I found out that they had packed me an avocado sammie at breakfast, and snagged an English muffin and PB from the buffet.
I also had chips and an apple. And a cookie!
After lunch was over, we drove to the POM Wonderful orchards! The orchards were just beautiful…. these lust, vibrant-colored trees for as far as the eye can see.
I even got to taste a pomegranate straight off the tree! Can you believe I’ve actually never eaten fresh pomegranate?
I’ll be back later with a recap of our orchard tour, as well as a fancy dinner.
Hope you’re having a great day, too!