This past week I took a work related trip to Florida. It had been many years since I had flown and it was ... an experience. Not bad. Not good. Just different. The first thing I noticed was that every seat was filled and the planes were smaller.
Since I flew out of Des Moines, Iowa, I rode on regional jets. Each plane I was on held 50 people and had 2 seats on each side of the aisle. Still, looking out the window is still something I find fascinating.
When you land you can always get great views of the city and the surrounding area.
I saw this plane in Jacksonville, Florida, as I looked out the window. I have always liked the Boston Red Sox baseball team and thought this was fun to see.
Seeing flowers blooming and growing was refreshing.
And the grass was green. Flowers and grass are not something we see here in the Midwest in February.
But, of course, the main attractive for someone from the Midwest is the ocean.
The power of the ocean is both terrifying and thrilling. I love the sound of the waves as they roll in.
I spent a lot of time walking along the beach searching for shells and other interesting things.
This little bird kept me company a lot of the time.
I could see condominums a ways off and wondered what it would be like to live next to the ocean on a full time basis.
Standing on the wood walkway that takes you over the protected sand dunes I saw the same family walking along the beach looking for shells.
I am sure they had a nice time. I know I did.
Thanks for stopping by.