Monday, July 12, 2010

Juneau Airport



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

When I went to China for the first time, our group left Ohio the day before Father's Day in 1987. It was a hot, humid day as can only happen in the Midwest when August arrives ahead of schedule.

Our flight was supposed to be a direct one from Detroit to Hong Kong, but contrary headwinds forced a stop n Juneau, Alaska, for refueling. It was quite a change to see snow-covered mountains through the plane's windows.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

16 comments:

Michele J said...

Beautiful shot of the range of the mountains... reminds me of home here!

Pam said...

A unexpected cooling off respite from whence you came and a free ride to Alaska too.
But it must have made for a long journey, George.

Sandra said...

I am wondering if you would visit China now if you had the chance.

Mildred said...

Beautiful scenery George. We certainly have had some sweltering heat so far this summer! Next time I am out watering the plants in the heat, I'll remember this "cool" photo!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Beautiful snow capped mountains.
I am wondering...does the airport look the same today? Probably not.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Lovely shot of the mountains

Chris said...

Certainly looks cool George. Did you get off the plane while you were there?

Ginny said...

That's a foreboding and impressive airport with it's background.

KathyA said...

I liked Juneau a lot when we visited a few years ago. Even though it was the end of June, it was only in the 50s. I loved their 'liquid sun' gauges!

sEy said...

Now I'm really envious!!! You've been to places I love to visit! Well in China I want to visit the Great Wall...:)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That's a pretty impressive airport for 1987.
I bet just seeing the snow cooled you off.
Blessings,Ruth

Craver Vii said...

I flew over Alaska en route to Japan and the Philippines five years ago. I'd like to touch down for a proper visit some time.

Cheryl said...

Nice photo and very cooling!

A Lady's Life said...

The mountains are truly a sight.Something worthwhile to look at while waiting.

EG Wow said...

Snow-covered mountains sound mighty nice right now. :)

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

You've been to places I love to visit!