Hills and valleys

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

One more from the plane. I think these were the Rockies...I loved being able to follow the little route map on the video and then coming back we were able to listen in to air traffic control. It was entertaining to listen to all the pilots talk to one another, and rather comforting to realise that they all knew where each of the other planes were in the sky!

well I couldn't really leave out the Golden Gate Bridge could I !!!

There are two views of and from Lombard Street, which is pretty famous apparently! The views in San Francisco are splendiforous! It's a much cleaner and safer place than I expected it to be.

The 'bushes' are actually orange trees and the road you can see there is lines with them. Central Valley provides fruit and veg for most of the US it seems. These were the first orange trees I'd ever seen.

The wooden chalet is in a place called The Three Rivers. I could easily live here!!!

The view from the top of the cable car rail(oh yes, cable cars aren't things that hang from 300feet up in the air, they run along the cable car lines in SF!!!) is Alcatraz...which I now know is in San Francisco and not Italy as I thought...Geography never was one of my strong points!!!

Just liked the rays of sunlight behind the lighthouse here on the road to Santa Cruz!

Just when you thought I'd given up my blog...I'm back...now having never been on a plane before, my first flight was to San francisco from London. Inspired to go by my amazing Californian pals - whom I met over last summer when they came to Wales to help with a church holiday club - I boarded my first 777...and was enthralled...so here are a few piccies from the plane...and let me know if you recognise what that massive mountain is, cos I really don't know...but it was over half way there and that's about all I can tell you as to its wherabouts! Oh and an hour after take off we were all offered a hot towel..well I took one cos in case it was some sort of essential thing to have whilst flying and waited to see what everyone else did with theirs, because I was intrigued to find out...but none of them seemed to know either...