Today was a day of travel. I started the day at home in California and ended up in Florida.
I left home before sunup and arrived at the airport in Tampa well after sunset.
I started the day by driving to SFO. While heading to my gate I took a picture of the SFO Museum display area in the domestic terminal.
The picture is a bit blurry, but captures the mood. It was early morning and I was a little bleary eyed after a two hour drive in commute traffic.
To see a nice clear picture of the one armed bandits, click on Off to Missouri.
I am sure that many will recognize this airport. This is Chicago O’Hare International or ORD. Did you know that ORD comes from a combination of Orchard Field and Douglas. This came as a result of Douglas building a large plant near the little community of Orchard Place during World War II.
I tried to take a non-stop flight to Tampa, but as tickets were significantly higher I booked a connection through Chicago.
Tampa has a nice looking airport. This was my first view as I arrived. I don’t even remember what it looked like the last time I came here about 25 years ago.
While waiting for the train to take me to baggage claim I took this picture of the sculpture Kites in Flight which was created by Lisa and Joe Vogt.
After picking up my bag I then headed off to the rental car garage.
Then I had a 30-40 minute drive to Tarpon Springs to my hotel. It is much different driving another car, especially since the rental car does not have the power and acceleration that mine has. I also do not like driving at night in an area that I am not familiar with.
Now for some sleep as it is past my bedtime here but well before my bedtime at home. Morning will come early.