Our flight was delayed by several hours. Note to self: Always call to check if the flight is on time. If you’re ever delayed at San Francisco airport, go to the International terminal before going through security. There are many exhibits to see and cool shops to visit.
Eventually it was time to leave.
Up, up, and away we went.
Although I had a window seat, a good deal of the view looking east was entirely blocked by the wing. Too bad. The lighting was great in that direction. I could only shoot behind me, meaning a lot of glare from the setting sun.
At times I’d get glimpses of the view looking east, and it was fantastic.
Did I mention I would have rather shot towards the east rather than behind me? Yes, it was almost painful being so close yet so far from taking some beautiful shots. The light was glistening off the water, and the colors were gorgeous.
From my vantage point to take photos, there was way too much glare bouncing around and creating strange, funky colors and mucky contrast. Even so, I enjoyed seeing the Bay from above. It was beautiful and serene.
The sun set as we few eastward and home. It was a fantastic trip that my mom, my brother Mike, and I will always remember!
As a nice bonus, after we all were in our respective homes and settled, I had a very pretty bouquet of flowers delivered to my house. It was from mom and Mike, thanking me for the vacation.
You’ve probably heard the saying “pay it forward” — meaning to give to someone else what has been given to you. Every time I’ve been to England for work, my business partner has gone out of his way to take me on some kind of trip. He has taken me to many places over the years, places that I wouldn’t have otherwise seen, and I’m always incredibly grateful. To do this for family members was a better feeling than I could ever imagine!
When their card thanked me for the vacation, all I could do was smile with the realization that it was completely my pleasure!