|Hanging at a Dog Cafe in Seoul|
For those who don't know, my youngest daughter moved to Seoul last fall and is teaching English at a private school. She teaches 2 and 3 year olds for most of the day and a group of elementary kids after school until 6pm. Mr. UR and I flew over last week to visit our daughter. Since it's a 25 hour travel extravaganza for us, we decided to give it a good 12 days.
|Koreans will vote for a new President this Tuesday. These are some of the candidates|
Our flight was a bit of an adventure as right off the bat Mr. UR left his passport at home so we had to return and get it. We hightailed it to the airport - we made it in plenty of time - and boarded our first flight for Washington Dulles airport. Our connecting time for our flight to Tokyo Narita was only 50 minutes so we knew we would be rushed - and rushed we were. Our flight was on a smallish plane so we had to gate check our one carry-on bag. We got a delayed start due to clouds in DC and then we circled for a few minutes. By the time we landed and got our gate checked carry-on, we made a run for the shuttle. Which wasn't leaving for another 10 minutes. The shuttle deposited us at Terminal D and we started our walk to Terminal C and gate 8. At about gate 28 we heard ourselves being paged - the plane doors were closing and we better get to the gate. Mr. UR took off and ran while I kinda, sorta tried to. There wasn't a soul left at the gate but the employees and they keyed us into the flightway. We made it to our seats - which were occupied by a young lady who had spread her things out all over our row - and by the time we buckled our seat belts, we were off.
|The Han River in Seoul|
And all that complaining is not to negate my gratitude for being able to fly across the world - and see all the sites I've been able to see. We were flying during daylight hours the whole way and I was able to take some photos and see some incredible scenery. I'm sharing those here - hope you enjoy some views from our flights to Narita, Seoul and Jeju.
The Potomac River
Cool line of clouds above Washington DC
Farmland of Michigan
The aquamarine water of Torch Lake in Northern Michigan
The Tundra of Northern Canada
More Canadian Rockies
Beautiful blue water off the coast of Alaska
Just above Tokyo Narita
More of Tokyo area
How about you? Are you a window seat photographer? Or an aisle dweller?
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