I experienced a rough ride from Houston to San Antonio once. It was back when I wasn't too great at flying, too. It was so bad that it caught the stewardess unaware and soda went flying all over the passengers. I was sitting next to a military veterinarian who was also headed home to Lackland AFB. I sort of panicked, forgot that he wasn't Jeff sitting next to me, and grabbed him by the hand!
Luckily, I've flown so much since then, it's become old hat to me!
Marla