We flew home last Thursday afternoon, June 14th (which, by the way, was our 42nd wedding anniversary!) from San Francisco. You've seen lots of pictures that I've taken from our hotel room window. I took this picture of the Marriott from the plane as we taxied toward our takeoff position. As you can see, there's a huge body of water between the hotel and the taxi/landing strip of SFO. (The hotel is really quite large, but the distance makes it look small.)
Our plane is pausing, waiting for that plane in the air to land before we turn another 90 degrees and take off ourselves. Once in flight, it's amazing to watch the verdant green hills and mountains of the California coast turn to brown, dry flatlands. We LOVE to fly!! :-) This flight will take us to Chicago for a long weekend at home, during which we will celebrate our anniversary as well as Father's Day.