Saturday, February 07, 2009

US Geography Tour @30,000 feet

My trip home yesterday from Chicago impressed my eyes. From the vantage point of 30,000 feet I saw the developing contours of our great land, starting with the vast, frozen farmlands of the midwest below.

The pilot announced that we were coming upon the Rocky Mountains that rise up like a wall at the edge of the flat plains.

After the mountains we flew over vast areas of brown wilderness, etched with deep valleys and canyons.

But the greatest view for me was the snaking, silver river in the Grand Canyon, carving deep ruts in the earth. Wow, what a country we have, and I flew over it in a few hours. What a gift!


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