Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In the Air to Alaska

It was a glorious, but cold, day. Although I have been to Alaska on a number of other occasions, I have never enjoyed such a beautiful day of flying and sightseeing. It was just beautiful. 

The snow covered peaks outside the airplane were magnificent. Awe-inspiring. Image worthy. And I was not the only one who felt that way. The entire aircraft was snapping images out the cabin windows. 

I snapped a few quick shots too. The blue water highlighted by the blue sky surrounded by the white capped peaks bathed in bright sunlight was a sight I will not soon forget. I wished the WIFI on the aircraft was working better so that I had a better idea where I was along the flight path from Seattle to Anchorage. All I know is that were were flying in the vicinity of Sitka

But it really didn't matter. It was awesome, simply awesome. Yes, it was cold, too. I saw glaciers and I saw Denali in the distance as we approached Anchorage. I was mesmerized and for only a very rare time, I wished that I was in a window seat to soak up all of the Creator's masterpiece. 

Do not misunderstand me, just because I appreciate the frigid beauty does not mean that I want to be on the ground lost among the snowdrifts.

I put down the book that I was reading and just looked out the window.

Sadly, the images do not do the scene justice--but they are etched into my mind.

-- Bob Doan, writing from Anchorage, Alaska

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