Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Seattle to Bogota

The day started REALLY early... like 3 a.m.! A friend, an amazing friend, picked me and my travel buddy, Jeyhu, up at my apartment and drove us to the airport. Then it was kind of a blur until we got on the plane and the engines revved up. I want to tell you a story about this, but perhaps it can wait because I just want you to see some amazing pictures and then I can go off to bed. Because it is now another day here in Colombia and sleeping on the airplane just didn't cut it.
Mt. Rainier at sunrise. This is not very sharp due to the
pitted windows. And it appeared larger to my eyes.
Atlanta was its usual hub of frenetic and orderly chaos and there were no delays until we got on the plane and were told we had to wait since the customer who had bags in the hold didn't show up for the flight. "It's a safety issue," said the captain, and it caused us a 25 minute delay, but he put the pedal to the metal and we got to Colombia right on time!
This is one of my favorite things to do when flying -
to track our progress over the ground. This route took us
over Cuba, but it was too dark by that time to see out.
Our route took us from Atlanta down I-75 essentially to Miami and the sky was so clear you could make out the highways from 39,000 feet! It was well after 6 p.m. when we got over the tip of Florida, so this was the last good shot of the day. I don't know what my internet access will be in Barichara this time, so don't give up if a few days go by. G'nite all.
We are over Miami, Florida, flying at over 500 mph at 39,000 feet. I was impressed that my little Sony
digital travel camera could get this one. The sun was already setting at 7 p.m.


  1. I anxiously await your next post! What fun!


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    God Bless You ~Ron

  3. Hey Sandy - just catching up on my blog reading and I've been meaning to comment for ages - I saw a programme with Anthony Bourdain and he was tasting the local delicacies in Columbia - one was a street stall that sold everything and anything pig related - it even had fried pig's anus! I kid you not! So let's be careful out there you don;t want to get a bum deal!