On a Jet Plane

Day 1 of my Alaska trip was mostly spent in the air. Our flight out of Denver was at 6:10 a.m. It usually takes about 40 minutes to get to the airport, so allowing time to get through security and such, we left home at 3:45 a.m. Ugh!
The first leg of our trip took us to Salt Lake City. Our layover there was relatively short, and of course you can’t tell much about an area just from the airport, but we did enjoy seeing the mountains.

As we flew out from there, I was interested to see what appeared to be bright purple water below. I don’t know if that was the Great Salt Lake and the purple was minerals in the water, or if it was something else entirely.

Our next stop was at SeaTac. In a switch-around of typical weather, it was raining when we left Denver, and sunny in Seattle. And so the “mountain was out.” (Mount Rainier is often hidden by cloud cover.)

I enjoyed the clear view of Puget Sound as we headed north from there.

When we arrived in Anchorage, Judy and I decided we should snap a picture of the stuffed moose in the airport lobby in case it was the only one we would see.

Tomorrow we will be driving to Kenai. I am hopeful the weather will be nice so we can get some good pictures of the scenery.


  • Denise

    So, I am thinking it was a good thing you took a picture of that moose "in case he was the only one you got to see"? I really enjoyed your journal of your Alaska trip! (And I proved below that I am not a robot ~ I picked out BOTH bowls of soup…on the second try! Lol!)

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