23 February 2009

FEB 2009

The highlight of February is, by far, my big brother Dave coming to visit us in California. Above picture is the environment he rode through to get here....I don't know how he does it.
After long hard hours of riding I couldn't let him sit down without first fulfilling the corney camera rituals.
Dave is headed out to Tucson to see cousin Linda, and her family....then onto Texas to see two aunts and two cousins as well. Busy.

You know how we all become accustomed to anything over time. This is a typical scene at 40,000 feet....above the troposphere, about midlevel tropopause, and just below the stratosphere...you can see the curvature of the earth and the beautiful transition from atmospheric blue to space black.


video
This video shows the same perspective of the Earth and various atmospheric levels...and some 747-400 shots too...

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