Ruby Ramblings


Shots from the Plane
May 15, 2009, 3:37 pm
Filed under: Travel

Jim and I were up at 3am on Thursday to catch a flight in Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL to change airlines in San Francisco to Singapore Air to land at our final destination: Seoul, South Korea.

I love flying over the US. The checkerboarded farmland looks so much more interesting from the sky then from a car. The openess and diversity of the landscape is really obvious and makes for all kinds of speculation on cultural values linked to space, invention, and the free spirit. One of the amazing things about flying over the western part of the country in particular, is how little of the US has actually been developed. We flew for hours without seeing much besides some farms and wide open patches of contrasting mountains and desert.

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The Rockies
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A town butting up the Sierra Nevadas
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After all that wide open space; the crowded coastal city San Francisco:
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On the flight, I had been confused when I booked the tickets. It looked like I had to choose a meal, and they all had weird descriptions like no sodium, lowfat, bland …. I picked Hindu, because I know I like Indian food. Well, it turns out I didn’t have to pick anything, it was only for special requests, so our meal comes out, different from everyone else’s around us and Jim is quite suspicious of the meat. I’m pretty sure it was goat.

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Great photos. I miss flying. Everything looks so much different from 35000 feet.

Comment by Athena

I hope I get a window seat when I visit the US next month.

Comment by bybee

Oh you arrived! No ocean pic?

Are you sure you ate goat meat (and not lamb)? I ate goat once and it was dreadful however lamb is my favourite meat.

Can’t wait those mornings when while drinking first coffee I’m reading your Eastern stories like when you were in Nepal!

Comment by Milan

JUST GOT AROUND TO CHECKING YOUR WEBSITE. ALMOST FEEL LIKE WE’RE THERE. LOVE YOU.

Comment by JEAN LANDENBURG

Just reading a few of your entries this morning and so glad to know what’s going on and to hear it in your “voice”. The meal selection thing cracked me up! Have fun, and I hope you manage to learn English – we miss you!

Comment by Kathy Hussey




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