Sky watching at its best

Sky watching at its best /
I will be the first to admit, when it comes to flights, I’m like a kid in a candy store.

My seats are always by windows. A window is a must! Not only does it provide 50% less elbow knocking space, I get the best view in the house for no additional cost.

Flying over Abbotsford / Sky watching at its best /
My very fav part of flying is the high velocity that comes with a takeoff. I could take off 100 times in a row and it would never get old.

I feel like a kid in a homemade cardboard rocket… vrrrroooommmm! And yup, I giggle every time. 🙂

Some people jump out of planes for adreneline. Or ride a roller coaster.

I like taking off in planes.

Flying over Abbotsford / Sky watching at its best /
Here’s what leaving my region looks like. Lush farmland. So pretty!

This is about when I start to wonder why anyone would choose to sit in a non window seat unless they absolutely had to.

Flying is about getting to your new destination, but the view is worth the price of admission alone, don’t you think?

Flying in clouds / Sky watching at its best /
And then there was 100% cloud coverage for the longest time. 

And then suddenly, the clouds broke up and the hues were instantly so different!

Flying into Calgary / Sky watching at its best /
Flying into Calgary where the spring growth has yet to begin was a landscape of browns, tans and a pleasant shock of aqua. 
Flying into Calgary / Sky watching at its best /

How gorgeous! Nature just never does it wrong.

Flying above the clouds / Sky watching at its best /
Once my flight left from Calgary to Las Vegas, the clouds were socked in. It was actually snowing in Calgary and there was a slight delay to de-ice the plane. I’ve never seen that done before!

Sunset above the clouds / Sky watching at its best /
Sunset above the clouds / Sky watching at its best /
flying into vegas Funky Junk Interiors-009Sunset above the clouds / Sky watching at its best /

 But what caught my breath was viewing the sunset above the clouds. It was so pretty!

And then we ventured into Vegas land….

The flight into Las Vegas was a little scary. There were super high winds that kicked up suddenly and we couldn’t land right away. Um… not very settling news. Have you ever landed on one wheel before?! Yikes…

But aside from the glitches of air travel, sky watching in itself just never gets old.

My time in Vegas is now officially over, and the Salt Lake City adventure has begun. Oh goodness, I have soooo much to share with you… so enjoy your Funky Junk rest for now. You’re about to get positively bombed with stories and photos… coming soon!

How about you? Do you enjoy air travel or prefer feet firmly planted on the ground?

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20 thoughts on “Sky watching at its best

  1. Great post! I have to agree. That window view is one of the joys of traveling. Seeing the landscapes, the patterns of nature, and realizing how small we are and that issues big and small just don’t seem to matter as much as society makes them out to be. Every time a plane window offers up a really high perspective of the land I always think we should work harder than ever to protect this beautiful home we have in Earth. Travel safe Donna!

  2. I am so with you on flying. I always want the window seat and my nose is stuck to the window the whole flight. Love the ‘high’ of flying!!!!!

  3. I too love the takeoff. Small planes are better than big planes. It was always a thrill to look out the window and see either clouds or the land below. We once skirted a thunderstorm coming from Chicago to Kansas City. Absolutely fascinating.

  4. I absolutlly love the take off and usually the landings when flying. It always reminds me of a great roller coster ride. I have to admit that I’m more of an isle seat person, a little less confined I guess.

  5. I’m a window seat gal too. I’d much rather peer out the window and explore the uncharted land below than stare straight ahead at the seat in front of me. Like you I enjoy take offs. Landing…not so much. Thanks for sharing your flying journey with us. I’ve seen both of those views from the sky many times.

  6. plane travel was a luxury in my younger days, i remember my first flight, i was so scared that the stewardess saw it on my face as i stepped on the plane she grabbed my hand and said first flight? i could only nod… she took me to the cockpit yes this was a long time ago and introduced me to the crew and the captain, captain fish honest captain fish i was leaving tampa,fl and being the jokester i have always been said to him please don’t put us in the water, he smiled shook my hand and said i promise i won’t, she walked me to my seat, by the window and asked if i would like a drink, i ordered a vodka tonic . during take off i grabbed the mans hand next to me and he just laughed and kept talking to me, all the way to chicago, i now get on a plane like i was riding in a car and love it… can’t wait to hear and see more about vegas xx

  7. It made me smile to see your pics, read your comments, and know you love and enjoy so many of the same simple things as I do…one of them being a window seat on a plane. Being appreciative and seeing the beauty in every simple thing God gives us makes for a much more satisfying, interesting, fun life.

  8. I am afraid of heights…like I would never ever NEVER jump out of a plane on purpose…hehe! But for some odd reason, I’ve always enjoyed flying…and yes, window seats are the best! I loved seeing the skies through your eyes…and such beautiful photos they are! When you look below, doesn’t the earth kinda look like a patchwork quilt? So pretty! I can’t wait to hear about the rest of your journey! Hope you have the most wonderful time!!!

  9. I love to fly, but it isn’t as much fun as it used to be. I love the frills we used to get, like good food. I always get a window seat, I love to see how the terrain changes.
    It isn’t unusual to have wind when flying into Vegas, I think it has something to do with the mountains and Vegas being in the valley, it used to make me nervous flying in there but I have gotten used to it.
    Enjoy the rest of your trip, can’t wait to see your pics.

    • Interesting to know, because it sure felt odd not being able to land, and then everyone clapped when we finally did, while the announcement came through as a major relief! Like it was a massive hurdle to accomplish. Yikes! If that’s an everyday thing, I don’t think I could handle that too many times! haha

  10. I love to fly and I ALWAYS choose a window seat. When I was flying back and forth between Seattle and Norfolk, Virginia I knew exactly where we were in the air by the terrain I could see below. My favorite views were the Badlands in the Dakotas where it looks like God dragged his fingers through the earth and the patchwork of farmer’s fields in the spring and summer.

  11. Wow! What a ride Donna! Thanks for taking me along with you. 🙂 I’ve never found anyone else who loves that take off feeling as much as I do….until now! lol. No other feeling like it I feel. and yes the views are amazing sometimes, as long as you can get a window seat!

    Looking forward to all the photos and stories to come! ♥

  12. I absolute hate to fly. Always have and always will. I have to get prescription tranquilizers from my doctor to knock me out before I board the aircraft and if I wake up during the flight I have to take another one! I think it’s a control issue with me. If I can’t see through the windshield ahead of me, I’m a mess of anxiety. Won’t catch me willingly boarding a cruise ship either. Guess I’m meant to be a homebody 🙂

    • I’m with you Sharon and it is a control thing. In my younger days I loved it and my favorite was the take off. LOL and I retired from the USAF. One time I got to ride in the cockpit for the landing and I was trying to tell the pilot to get to the left…he wasn’t lined up right!! He just laughed.

    • You’re not alone. Flying, I’ll force myself to do; cruising on the ocean, no way. It is a control issue. And a trust issue.

  13. Every time we fly, I get the window seat. There is just something about being able to see the earth that is more comforting that just being suspended in or above the clouds. I guess it’s like having one foot on the floor when you go to bed after a night of having too much to drink! {so I’ve heard} Flying, and looking out the window, is at the same time frightening and exhilarating. I prefer not to fly, but the alternative is to spend hours and hours in the car. Hmmm… We had a lot of turbulence the last time we flew, and it frightened me immensely. We might have another trip to make this summer, and I don’t think I’m ready for it. I’m glad you enjoy it.

    • I love the windows too! Like a dog in a pickup with the window down. If I am going to someplace on the ocean or gulf I even decide which side will be better on the way. Love your fun stuff by the way.

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