I 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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