Sunday, July 22, 2012

Flyover coast to coast

I'm on the other coast!  In San Francisco for my sorority's national conference.  Aside from all the pink & green, I'm excited to be here because this is my first trip to my namesake city.  I'm looking forward to the fresh seafood, hilly streets, and cable cars.

I had the window seat - like a little kid, I like the window seat.  I'm always amazed by the changing landscape as you fly around the country, even around the world.  I've not really traveled too much in the mid-west states, but I'm awed to look at them from 32,000 feet overhead.  It would be neat to have a way to identify the states as you did the flyover, like  if the lines on the map really existed, then all those elementary school lessons learning the 50 Nifty states would really come in handy.

On the flight I realized something, an obvious fact but one that really just hit me as my family dropped me off at the airport - I'm traveling all by myself! I can't think the last time I was totally by myself. I mean, I've gone places with just my Mr., without the kids, and I've gone places without the family, but with friends. It's been a while since I've been out on my very own. I know, this isn't a big deal for some folks, but for me -I barely go the bathroom without someone waiting for me on the other side of the door! I'm kinda looking forward to the by myself-ness of the trip. I'll be meeting another Soror when she arrives tomorrow, and of course everyone else I'll run into,but I'll be living by myself for a few days. How does the saying go, "absence makes the heart grow fonder"?

I took a few photos from way up in the clouds.  Let me know if you know what state they are.

(My formatting may be a bit crazy for the week, working from the iPad, some editing is limited, but enjoy anyway!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the AKA Boule in San Francisco. I'm a local and I have a suggestion for sea food. If you're on the west-side of SF visiting Golden Gate Park or the Cliff House for sea food a good restaurant (a locals place) is Pacific Cafe 7000 Geary Blvd (at 34th Ave), Reviewed on Yelp and link is from PBS show check Please.

Enjoy yourself