Thursday, June 23, 2011

From the Pacific Northwest to the Southwest ...

When I flew to Indianapolis a few weeks ago, I made a little pit-stop in Phoenix.  I wasn't thrilled about the 6+ hour flight, but it was a gorgeous day and I had a window seat.  I was pretty much glued to the window for the majority of the trip.  

Taking off over Puget Sound:

Bellevue with the Cascades in the background:

Mount Saint Helens ... if you look closely, you can see the crater that formed when the volcano erupted:

Flying over a valley in the Cascades (it looked much cooler in real life):

We flew right over Mount Rainier so it was hard to get a good picture, but still cool:

Mount Hood with the Columbia River in the foreground:

The Columbia River (aka the Washington/Oregon border):

Crater Lake:

Cool canyons north of the Grand Canyon:

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon:

A gorgeous lake in Arizona:

The sun setting somewhere over the Midwest:


  1. Beautiful pictures! Makes me want to fly somewhere :)

  2. Thank you! It was really cool to see the landscape from a different perspective!