Thankful for AirplanesMerrillee here who is thankful for a lot of things, especially my faith and family, but I'm also thankful for things like airplanes. This is a photo that I took a few years ago on a plane ride from Portland, Oregon to Spokane, Washington. As we left Portland, we ascended through the clouds and this is what I saw out my window. At that point, I was so thankful that I had my camera with me. I'm thankful for cameras, too. No one was there to tell me the name of the mountain that is protruding through the clouds, but it might be Mt. Hood or Mt. Shasta. The spectacular sight completely amazed me. This photo is only one of the reasons I'm thankful for airplanes.
My family is spread out all over the United States. When my little brother had his fiftieth birthday, I would have missed it if there were no airplanes.
I also would have missed this sunset. I took this photo from his back porch.
If not for airplanes, I would never have been to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships
or the Greek Isles
or traveled to Denver for my very first book signing
or get to see my daughters and their husbands. They are flying here for Thanksgiving.
And last but certainly not least, I wouldn't get to see my precious granddaughter on a regular basis.
What modern convenience are you thankful for?