John & Anne Wiley

2013/04/17

Home Again

Today we flew from Charleston to California in a little over three hours, and on takeoff I got permission to fly past the city.

2554 Fresh Look

2554 Fresh Look

It was great to get a fresh look at this part of town where we’d had so much fun. But we were surprised at how many interesting things we’d missed, like this park.

2558 More To See

2558 More To See

We also enjoyed another look at Cam’s boat, and it took me back in time as I imagined being one of the remarkable pilots who landed damaged planes on that tiny deck in heavy seas after hours of flying punctuated by intense combat. Coming home to that ship must have been pretty emotional when navigation technology was such that finding it was quite a life and death challenge in a massive ocean even on a good day.

2572 Time Machine

2572 Time Machine

We only took 170 or so photos on today’s flight, but one of my favs is this old farm house. Seems to me there’s something very powerful about the concept of Home that keeps the modern farmer from tearing down an old house like this to make use of the land it’s on. Vines cover the walls and have taken over the old bare tree, but the Presence of a home like this calls to us.

2612 Ancestors

2612 Ancestors

Well, in case you were curious how we managed a 3 hour flight from Charleston to California in Tripp, we landed at St. Mary’s airport in California, MD. This is next to Patuxent River and Leonardtown, big names in the Home category from our family history. A highlight of the day was being met at the airport by Joe & Linda, who kindly brought us to their Home after a great crab dinner at a restaurant on the water.

0505 Home Again

0505 Home Again

From our twosome time exploring Charleston for several days, it’s wonderful to be Home with family again. We’re curious what tomorrow will bring.

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1 Comment

  1. Well I must admit that you had me wondering how you managed to travel from the east coast to the west coast in three hours.

    Comment by David Lopez — 2013/04/17 @ 10:32


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