Oh Beautiful For Spacious Skies...

By
Real Estate Agent with Five Star Real Estate

Mountain ViewI wrote a previous post on my trip to SoCal but what I did not discuss was our journey there on the airplane. Being prone to air sickness, a white knuckled flyer, preferring a stalled automobile over a stalled airplane, flying (as you guessed) is not my favorite form of transportation. Yeah I know, it is far safer to travel to CA by plane than auto. I also know the stats of air accidents over car accidents and all that stuff. What can I say though; it's just not my thing.

 

Having said all of that, I have to admit there really is nothing like slicing through a cloud in the sky, or looking down through the small circular window and seeing a mountain range with a tiny postage stamp size town nestled in one of the valleys. It makes me feel so small and gives me an awesome sense of how big God is.

 Grand Canyon

 

At one point in our journey we flew smack dab over the Grand Canyon. And Grand it was!!! So vast. It seemed to go on for miles and miles, even from the airplane.  

 

Grand Canyon in view

 

 CA

At another point we flew through a thick layer of clouds and as we got above the fluffy pillows, it seemed like they were so thick that if you jumped out on top of them you would just bounce from cloud to cloud to cloud. I know my imagination was in overdrive at that point.

I was thankful it was a clear day. I saw so much beauty from my little circular window. I was amazed at the changes in the land that lie so far beneath me. As we headed towards the John Wayne Airport in Santa Anna CA, I saw snow capped mountains, green rolling hills, baren dessert areas,even burnt sections of land from the recent fires. There were those mass clusters of housing developments tucked in and around the mountains as well.

 

Then it seemed all all at once there it was! The expansive pacific ocean. It was a majestic sight . The sun was glistening on the water and tiny ships danced on the waves below. I was hooked! As we rounded back towards the land I could see a coastline that went on for what seemed like eternity. I saw miles of both sandy beaches and rocky shorelines. It was truly awesome.

Coastline

Pacific
  

My knuckles weren't so white anymore. I was really enjoying my birds eye view. It made me appreciate the beauty of our planet and the spacious skies we were flying through.

                         
                                 Beaches 

I know pictures don't do justice but I wanted to share with you a "computers eye view" of some of the beauty I saw. Hope you enjoy them.

 

Have an amazing day!!!

Visit me on my website at www.sueprins@grar.com

Comments (10)

Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production
Wow...great photos....nice story, but great photos
Jan 23, 2008 02:43 PM
Larry Hammelman
Mel Foster Co. - Sterling, IL
Sterling, Illinois Real Estate
I always hope to get a window seat when I fly. I really enjoy seeing all the different landscapes below, and you did a great job of capturing and sharing what you saw on your flight. Flying is not my favorite thing either, but the window helps, doesn't it? Thanks for the great photos Sue.
Jan 24, 2008 02:47 AM
Sue Prins
Five Star Real Estate - Forest Hills, MI
Realtor- Greater Grand Rapids, MI
Hi Larry (Bettag)- Thanks for the kind words. I do love taking photos, and it was a great clear day in the skies.
Jan 24, 2008 04:31 PM
Sue Prins
Five Star Real Estate - Forest Hills, MI
Realtor- Greater Grand Rapids, MI
Hi Larry (Hammelman)- Thanks for the nice comments. I am always grateful when I get a window seat because it really helps me with the air sickness. If I can see outside it makes a big difference. Have a great week end.
Jan 24, 2008 04:39 PM
Robert Huntsinger
Empire Realty - Upland, CA
Empire Realty Upland, CA - Full Service at a Discount

Ahh the fine Newport bay, I go sailing there and watch all you flyer's coming in from a different perspective.

Take care!

RJH

Jan 24, 2008 04:42 PM
Sue Prins
Five Star Real Estate - Forest Hills, MI
Realtor- Greater Grand Rapids, MI
Hi Robert! Man you have it made. I could sit out there all day long watching you sailers and surfers. I am hoping to visit there again. As I am sitting here freezing my rear off and looking out at a foot or two of snow on my deck, am I missing Newport? Oh yeah. Oh well, I do have to say it looks pretty outside. I am going to go skiing tomorrow to enjoy it. Enjoy your week end!Thanks for your comment.
Jan 24, 2008 05:03 PM
Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

Sue - What a captivating storyteller you are! Thanks for taking me on your bird's-eye-view of your trip to Cali.  My husband and I took a trip a few years ago to Nevada and I experienced many of the same feelings you did but came away with just one lingering feeling - how awesome is our God to have created such beautiful, wonderful, terrible, majestic creations as what we saw from the air on our trip.  Thanks again!

~Renae - Market 4 Real!

Jan 24, 2008 11:53 PM
Daniel Sundberg
Crystal Springs Real Estate - Kentwood, MI
That really looks like some amazing photography there.  Kudos to the person behind the camera!
Feb 04, 2008 10:20 AM
Lola Audu
Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
Sue, beautiful pictures!  Thanks for sharing them with us.
Mar 18, 2008 09:16 AM
Sue Prins
Five Star Real Estate - Forest Hills, MI
Realtor- Greater Grand Rapids, MI
Hey there Lola- Thanks for checking out this old post. It is one of my favorites as it brings back special memories. Isn't God creative? You also realize when you are in the air how small you are and how big God is. It's awesome!
Mar 18, 2008 02:27 PM