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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Journey--Almost Could Have Gone to Australia

"Stormy Skies 1" MM Sikes
After spending 11 days in the Colorado mountains, we began our journey home yesterday morning. We left Breckenridge at 10 a.m., and my husband drove us back to the Denver International Airport where we took a flight to Atlanta. Because of storms in the area, we spent a few minutes circling the Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport before we could land. That time enabled me to take photos of the stormy skies. I was thrilled to be seated by a window and was thankful that the airline has not yet decided to charge extra for taking pictures from the plane. I took over 50 photos.

"Stormy Skies 2" MM Sikes
Soon after we landed, we discovered our flight back to Richmond was delayed. The projected takeoff time was changed over and over again.

"Stormy Skies 3" MM Sikes
 Eventually, we left Atlanta close to 1:30 a.m. By the time, we arrived in Richmond and picked up our car, it was after 3 a.m. We got back to our little Tidewater town after 4 a.m. In all, our journey home took almost 18 hours.  Oops! I forgot to adjust for the time change from Mountain back to Eastern. The trip actually took almost 16 hours.

The delayed journey home made me start to think that perhaps the flight from Dallas to Australia might not seem quite so long as I once thought. Traveling can become more of a journey than expected.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And it's exhausting! But rather be safe than fly through storm clouds like those. You got some great shots.

Monti said...

Thanks, Alex. That was the benefit of all that circling around!

Marian Allen said...

Wow! The experience and the photos look like the basis for a new Passenger to Paradise novel/cover. :)

Marian Allen
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Monti said...

Maybe... Hmmm .... interesting idea, Marian. Thanks for commenting.