John & Anne Wiley

2011/10/23

To Slo

One of the first things you learn about flying is how to fly slow, and what happens if you fly too slow. So tho too slow can be bad, a little slow can be quite good. But what happens when you fly a little slow to SLO? If you’re flying along the coast from the North, you see stuff like this beautiful old bridge on the Pacific Coast Highway.

7228 PCH Bridge

7228 PCH Bridge

When you reach Morro Bay you can see from Morro Rock along the string of her sister peaks to SLO.

7316 Mo to SLO

7316 Mo to SLO

San Luis Obispo has some slow and easy qualities, so its initials SLO seem to fit except when the students from Cal Poly bring their energy to the streets. With the beaches under a sleepy blanket, we decided to turn inland the few miles and pass closer to SLO. The gentle turn gave us a different glimpse of Morro Bay through an opening in the cloud.

7323 Morro Bay Shroud

7323 Morro Bay Shroud

Then we got a clearer view of the sister peaks with Cal Poly and SLO in the distance.

7332 Sisters to SLO

7332 Sisters to SLO

So flying the good kind of slow can bring a good kind of glow as Tripp’s warm hum and stout wings roll this beautiful planet beneath our wide eyes.

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