Sunday, December 06, 2009

Flying South

Although we know from having lived in Houston that icy, snowy weather seldom lasts more than 24 hours, we were worried that we might have ice on the freeway overpasses when we headed to the airport at 8 AM on Saturday morning. It was sunny but below freezing. The water had for the most part dried up on the roads and we only saw one car that had spun out on an overpass. There was still a sprinkling of snow on the ground and some little puffs of snow remained on the trees. We made it to the airport just fine.

We did run into one problem once we were in the airport. The overhead train that takes you from one terminal to another wasn't in operation because of icing so we had to take the underground train and go through security in Terminal B. This meant that terminal B security was way overloaded and the lines were long. I was delightfully surprised with the TSA people who were directing traffic and checking passports and ID's. They were smiling and friendly, working as fast as they could. Their attitude kept everyone in line relaxed and sure that TSA was doing the best it could under the circumstances. Once we got to the scanners the TSA agents were focused but still operating at a good speed. So what we thought would be a bad experience when we arrived at Terminal B and saw the long lines, turned out not to be so bad after all.
The first picture is shortly after we took off in Houston. Houston is flat and green. And the last one is our approach into Leon. I love to see the mountains from the air.....the folds and ridges. I'm so lucky to live in two such different places.

5 comments:

Steve Cotton said...

Mexico may be Texas with altitude.

Babs said...

Wow, how cool are those photos? I love all the ridges too. Like rumpled and crumpled cardboard......

glorv1 said...

Very nice Billie. I agree with Babs, rumpled and crumpled. I am afrain of flying so I won't be going anywere soon. Glad everything is okay. Take care.

Heather said...

Great photos! I also like the differences in landscape, but I find I can't live where it's flat. I grew up in the mountains and I've found from living in Delaware for several years that I can't get emotionally attached to living somewhere so flat. So we moved 1/2 hour away to PA where there's at least hills and windy-twisty roads to keep me happy.

Glad to hear you made it home safe and that the TSA folks were staying positive. It's all in the attitude.

Calypso said...

Excellent contrast in terrain amiga!