Cross-Country

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The Missouri River just south of Chamberlain, South Dakota (about 150 miles west of Sioux Falls).

In some part of my mind, I pleasurably anticipate travel. But I don’t like planning for an airline trip or packing for it. I don’t enjoy dealing with the virtual and physical gauntlet air travel forces us to run. I don’t relish facing the group unhappiness that greets you at the gate and accompanies you as long as you’re in the isolated world of your flight. No, I’m not enamored of any of that.

But from the moment the plane leaves the ground to the moment it touches down, it’s hours of visual poetry (assuming of course I have the window seat I want).

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The approach to O’Hare, just west of the airport.

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2 Responses to Cross-Country

  1. jb

    Nice photo of the Mighty Missouri. It looks completely frozen over.

  2. Dan

    Yeah, it’s frozen. The exciting development is that I found a way to match those aerial pictures with locations. When I have a couple hours to waste, I’m going to do a little map/slideshow.

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