John & Anne Wiley

2012/10/04

Cruzin’

Filed under: Flying,Happiness,Has Photos,Nature,Random — John @ 04:36

The day we flew to San Francisco, we flew first to the foothills above Santa Cruz and got this lovely view of fog nibbling at the shore.

0224 Cruz Fog

0224 Cruz Fog

Another thing we enjoyed from above, was a glimpse of what most of the rest of the family was doing on the ground. They went on a train ride in the mountains above Santa Cruz.

0219 Trains & Planes

0219 Trains & Planes

Looks like the mostly volunteer organization has done a lot to preserve and share the joys of trains. When we went back to San Jose for a change in passengers before the flight to San Francisco, this bubble building caught our attention.

0225 Housing Bubble?

0225 Housing Bubble?

I’m curious what this building is about, but haven’t yet looked up. It has some qualities of an observatory telescope, yet the angles we see inside make it look like some gigantic device. You’ve already seen some of the amazing views we got of the San Francisco area, so here’s a view of iconic Stanford University we enjoyed on the way back to SJ.

0349 Stanford

0349 Stanford

This campus I’ve explored several times over the years looks so different from the air. For example, I’d never seen that oval field at the left edge of the pic before. Last up is a view of SJC, the big airport serving San Jose, dominated by the big successful regional carrier. Before it got too expensive and we switched to homey Hillview airport we used to land here on our SJ trips, and it was fun landing alongside planes like these on SJC’s parallel runways.

0365 SJC

0365 SJC

Advertisements

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: