I just experienced one of the most exciting moments of my life!
But letâ€™s go back to the beginningâ€¦.
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. Iâ€™m not the best flyer â€“ 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 hadnâ€™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 Iâ€™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 thenâ€¦. 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 friendâ€™s hand if I needed to!
Andâ€¦. then we took off! I screamed. A lot.
Once we were in the air, it wasnâ€™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 Iâ€™m so glad I got over my fear and did it! I doubt Iâ€™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 beautifulâ€¦. 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 Iâ€™ve actually never eaten fresh pomegranate?
Iâ€™ll be back later with a recap of our orchard tour, as well as a fancy dinner.
Hope youâ€™re having a great day, too! 🙂