Saturday, January 21, 2006

A Gift from the Sky

Driving to Lindbergh Field, the San Diego Airport, we came to the exit off of Interstate 5 and one of my favorite views in San Diego. The road drops to the harbor from a small rise and for residents that don't live west of I-5 this view meant you were at the whole reason for living in San Diego the beautiful San Diego Bay and the Harbor.

Now I've heard the term dropping anchor but this is ridiculous. Actually it's just another reminder that this city loves tourism and dubbed itself "America's Finest City."

So here we are again at the airport and this time we are taking a virtual tour and ready to welcome Matt and Diana to our heartfelt embrace as Charles Lindbergh looks on.

They were arriving at Terminal 2 so we found a parking space and waited outside for awhile since we were early.

This city loves to decorate and I always enjoy the sculptures. The two gulls are a fitting image for thiseaside city.

From the walkway up one level we walked over the drop-off/pick-up traffic and it was a good vantage for a picture of the front of Terminal 2.

The stained glass window inside was modern and reminded me of Frank Lloyd Wright.

I'm not sure what this sculpture was supposed to be and since it was beyond the security gates this was as close as I could get without a boarding pass. I guess it was a serious piece of art because they even had a sign that said "No Jokes Please" oh wait! I think that was about security measures and jokes about weapons, explosives and fingernail clippers. I'm sorry I wouldn't make light of terrorism it really is a horrific thing. I just hope they don't win by taking away our ability to see humor in even the most serious situations. M.A.S.H. was a good example of using humor to retain sanity in an insane environment.

Another view of the stained glass as the red-gold setting sun darkened the panes and created earth tone hues and allowed in the silhouettes of the trees outside.

As we went down the elevator I shot this picture of the spider web skylight.

These passenger's had waited so long they were petrified into statues... Oops they are statues.

Near the baggage claim where we were to meet Matt, and his bride to be Diana, there was a replica of the Spirit of St. Louis. The Spirit of St. Louis was built on this airport campus for Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic.

I stepped outside since the flight was slightly delayed (always happens going east to west) and got a picture using the "no flash - slow exposure" setting. Notice the building is sharp and anything moving is blurred. Obviously the people walking on the left of the picture were moving faster than the three stopped cars in the picture.

Then out of the blue came Matt and it was so good to see him again Sharyn and I miss him very much. It would be hard to find a more generous soul on this earth.

Matt brought a gift to us one I know we will cherish. Dear sweet Diana is a breath of fresh air in our lives for who she is and for the smile she puts in Matt's heart. Welcome dear lady and welcome to a family that loves you.

No scrabble tonight

Quote of the Day ~
"And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed." ~ Kahlil Gibran from The Prophet, Lebanese artist & poet who moved to the United States (1883 - 1931) My mother's favorite book and writer.

1 comment:

OpenRoad said...

Welcome indeed, Diana...another member of this every expanding family is always welcome.


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