May 20, 2013 4:15 PM: Awaiting departure from Anchorage to Seattle on one of those birds.
May 20, 2013 5:24 PM: Approximately 4 minutes after scheduled departure, Lake George, with Knik Glacier beyond it, appears off the left side of the shiny new Boeing 737-800.
May 20, 2013 5:24 PM: A closer shot of Knik Glacier with the Chugach Mts forming a backdrop.
May 20, 2013 5:27 PM: Now over the northwest corner of Prince William Sound, College Fjord beneath the plane, with Harvard Glacier to the left and Yale Glacier to the right at the head of the fjord.
May 20, 2013 5:30 PM: Far off to the left of the plane is Port Valdez, surrounded by snow-clad mountains of the Chugach Range.
May 20, 2013 6:22 PM: Like a lonely sentinel guarding the coastline, Mt Edgecumbe stands high and snow-covered miles in front of the town of Sitka in Southeast Alaska.
May 21, 2013 5:54 AM: After changing to a Delta B757 in Seattle, our flight approaches Atlanta, Georgia as the sun prepares to rise in the eastern sky. One last change of planes, and it will be off to Pittsburgh to resume ground travel.
May 30, 2013 10:05 AM: Key West, Florida. With an escort provided by riding friend Andy, we managed to find our way through torrential downpours from Key Largo to Marathon Key to find dry, sunny weather here at Key West.
Friend Andy, who generously took time off from the daily grind to escort this rider to Key West
Photo to add to the collection. The second time this bike has been to Key West, and the third time for the rider. This visit was in anticipation of riding from Key West to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska - a ride not completed due to overcommitments at home.
May 30, 2013 11:15 AM: Having ridden past this, the farthest south Waffle House, several times in the past, it was time to stop and dine, making the visit official.
A golf course south of Atlanta, Georgia. 5:36 AM - too early for golfers, and the sprinklers are keeping everything nice and green.
Proof positive that Lorie is, indeed, a "colorful character". Her "dualsport" Hyabusa back at home in the garage, she is doing her best to adjust to the lighter, slower GS650.
Hyabusa dual-sport rider "theshnizzle" enjoying a morning cup of coffee along the shore of Lake Huron.
Lorie "theshnizzle" is hoping that when she grows up her feet will reach the ground.
Foreground: Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. Background: The Mackinac Bridge (sometimes called "Mighty Mac") that connects the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan. Taken from Mackinaw City on the Lower Peninsula.
Again from Mackinaw City - the Mackinac Straits bridge stretching across to St. Ignace, on Michigan's Upper Peninsula (or U. P. - home of the Yoopers).
Looking west, down into the canyon through which Shell Creek flows.
The upper reaches of Shell Canyon, where US14 runs down the west side of Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains.
In the distance - the Crazy Mountains.
On the bridge that connects the village of Field, B. C. to Trans-Canada Hwy 1, looking north (upstream) over the Yoho River valley.
Bow Lake, along Alberta's Icefields Parkway.
Another one of those panoramas that is best viewed in "Original" size for the effect.
Along Alberta's Icefields Parkway. This and the next photo were shot from a pullout about a mile ENE of Epaulette Lake, south of Saskatchewan Crossing.
Along Alberta's Icefields Parkway. Shot from N51.88632, W116.68932