Friday, June 7, 2024

Cloud Land and More

Terry and I spent some time in Cloud Land flying to and from Las Vegas recently.
It's one of my favorite places to be, especially when I fly above 
the fabulous rocks of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.

Here are some favorite photos from our Cloud Land trip:

Waiting to Fly ~ Capital One Lounge ~ DIA
Denver International Airport
Denver, Colorado, USA
May 29, 2024
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Iconic Jeppesen Terminal with Its Tented Roof
Evoking Colorado's Snow-Capped Mountains
Denver International Airport
May 29, 2024
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Pushing Back from the Gate
May 29, 2024
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‎⁨White River National Forest⁩
Dillon, Colorado, USA
May 29, 2024
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Fins in the Entrada Sandstone Near Moab
Cracks formed in the sandstone during a series of uplifts and collapses.
When the rocks above the Entrada eroded away,
wind and water erosion widened the gaps between the cracks, resulting in fin-like structures.
Moab, Utah, USA
May 29, 2024
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Snow-topped Boulder Mountain (left) 
and Capitol Reef with Its White Navajo Sandstone (right)
South-central Utah, USA
May 29, 2024
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Beautiful Zion National Park
It stands at the intersection of the Mojave Desert, the Colorado Plateau, and the Great Basin.
Near Springdale, Utah, USA
May 29, 2024
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Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Logandale, Nevada, USA
May 29, 2024
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Our Ride to Cloud Land
Harry Reid International Airport
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 4, 2024
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Flying Home over Grand Canyon–Parashant National Monument
A remote and undeveloped area managed by
 the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management 
Located on the northern edge of the Grand Canyon in northwest Arizona
June 4, 2024
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Beautiful Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (middle left)
I walked and climbed over a lot of Monument Valley
Arizona and Utah, USA
June 4, 2024
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Colorado Rocky Mountains
I couldn't figure out an exact location.
Colorado, USA
June 4, 2024
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For Rain:  Berries ~ Berry-Bright 

Berry-Red Lead Guitar ~ Stays in Vegas Band
Misha (Bass Guitarist, left), Eva (Lead Guitarist), and Brian (Guest Frontman)
 1st Street Stage, Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 3, 2024
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For Tom:  Aloha ~ Hula Dog
 
All Decked Out for the Kilohana Hula Show
Kapi'olani Park, Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawai'i
February 26, 2024
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For Nicole:  Focused Face ~ Ukrainian Artist 

Illya Strakhov ~ Ready to Juggle
Fremont Street
Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 3, 2024
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Watching Faces Illya Strakhov

Watching Illya Strakhov Perform
Fremont Street
Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 3, 2024
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Happy Faces ~ Terry and I 

Last Evening in Vegas
Terry and I at the Plaza's Carousel Bar
Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 3, 2024
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Have a great weekend! 


 Till next time ~
 Fundy Blue

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My next post will be 
Friday, June 14th. ­čĄ× 


On the Bay of Fundy
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41 comments:

  1. The terrain looking from above is so spectacular! Thanks for bring me to another few places that I haven't been

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    1. You're welcome, Roentare! These are the landscapes of my heart! I've hiked them, climbed them, worked them, and studied them, and they never grow old to me. Have a happy weekend!

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  2. Thank you so much for this very different perspective on air travel.

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    1. You bet, Sue! Give me a window seat, and I can handle almost anything flying involves ~ lol! Have a good one!

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  3. Precioso reportaje, me ha gustado tu blog. Saludos desde el norte de Espa├▒a.

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    1. Muchas gracias, Germán! I enjoyed visiting your wonderful wildlife blog. Enjoy the weekend!

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  4. You and Terry have wonderful journeys, I have always said 'Make the most of life', and that is exactly what you both appear to do. God bless.

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! We try! I'm grateful that I can explore our beautiful world. Blessings to you too.

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  5. ...the views from a plane can be beautiful and surreal. It's easy to see why you enjoy Las Vegas. Where are you off to next? Take care and be well.

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    1. Happy Friday, Tom! Vegas for me is all about being carefree. Nova Scotia to see my family is our next planned trip. You take care and be well too!

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  6. You got some spectacular aerial shots! And I just love Hula Dog!

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    1. Hi, Debra! Hula dog was so cute and well-behaved. He was used to posing for adoring people. Have a great weekend!

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  7. You flew over some beautiful landscapes. Our flights out of where I live - not so much.

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    1. I do love landscapes, Alex! Our work is amazing. Have a great weekend!

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  8. Totally awesome photos, Louise! I LOVE flying over the earth's crust to see the formations. Bravo to you for informing your blog followers of what they are looking at. What a truly wonderful post. Stay well, dear friend!

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    1. Thank you so much, Victoria! I can't suppress the teacher and geologist in me ~ lol! Have a great weekend!

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  9. Wonderful photos. Thank you for joining FFO and have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! I'm going to relax this weekend! Hugs to you!

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  10. Flying over the Arizona desert is definitely a marvel. The very clear skies with so little moisture really make the views vivid. I’ve always enjoyed those routes. It’s so different to fly over other areas.
    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Mae! It is a marvel! I love the southwestern USA. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Christine! I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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  12. I love those photos from the plane. Such views! And I'm fascinated by clouds seen from above.

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    1. Clouds are marvelous, a never changing show. Thanks for visiting!

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  13. You snapped some amazing views from the plane window. I love riding next to the window when it's clear and I can see. And it looks like you had a great little trip. Thanks for taking us along. And happy weekend Louise. hugs-Erika

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    1. Hugs back at you, Erika! We had lots of fun on our trip! All the best to you!

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  14. can't tell how much i enjoyed these magical images dear friend Louise :) they are all literally uplifting .thank you for sharing incredible shots you took during ride i am just amazed by your on time clicks wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    the formation of land masses below looks divine and intriguing ! loved the tented terminal roof what a fun look indeed :)
    the erosion is exceptional artist seems to create art by giving herself free hand wow
    the grand canyon has been fascination to me since i cam across to it via videos ,worth visiting place for sure
    the last image shows some of the most sweetest and lovely happy faces i believe and i must say it make my day as well !
    ti am glad you are having great times while traveling my friend :) thinking of you both with heart full of prays always! hugs

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    1. You're the best, the sweetest, Baili! I know the landscape below our flight path so well, because I've spent a lot of time on the ground exploring these places. I love the geological and cultural history of the southwest. I hope to return, even if it means going on a guided bus trip. Thinking of you and your loved ones with a full heart! Hugs to you!

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  15. Fremont street is just good fun. But what I do love here are the aerial views. You captured some magnificent ones!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanie! I'm delighted that you and other commenters enjoyed the aerial shots! I was afraid people wouldn't like them as much, because I am a landform geologist junkie and others might not be as interested as I. Happy Monday, my friend!

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  16. Sure some great shots from above indeed as you go through cloud land once more.

    Wow. Now Illya has some skill. Weird skill, but still impressive.

    Hope you had a great time there this time too.

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    1. Thanks, Pat! I never fail to have a good time in Vegas. I've watched Illya a lot on Fremont Street. He amazing and has a friendly, engaging personality. We've high-fived a number of times. We all have our talents, some more original than most. Happy week, my friend!

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  17. You are invited to join my SundaySmiles linky party every Sunday

    HERE

    Much♡love

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    1. Hi, Gillena. Thanks for the invitation. I was unable to join in yesterday, but if I can find some funnies this week, I will next Sunday. Happy Monday! ❤️

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  18. Couldn't resist posting here as I enjoyed these pictures of your trip. They really bring Las Vegas and Fremont Street to life . . . as well as those vistas from the plane. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Beth! I'm glad that you enjoyed them! Happy Monday!

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  19. Haha, I'm laughing about the hula dog - great, dear Louise :-DDD
    The bird's eye views of all the wonderful national parks etc. are breathtaking. We got to know some of these worth seeing places - but mostly on the ground. (We only flew over the Grand Canyon in 2012 by helicopter.)
    I've read that it's far too hot in Vegas at the morment (?)
    All the best from Austria, Traude

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    1. Thanks, Traude! I've flown over Bryce Canyon in a helicopter. Just amazing! I'd love to fly over Grand Canyon like you! It's hot in Vegas. Fortunately we left as the heat was moving in. I'm so grateful to live at 6,000 feet/1828 meters ~ although we were hammered yesterday by 4.35 inches/11 centimeters of rain yesterday as well as popcorn-sized hail for an hour. Fortunately we live on a hill and escaped any flooding. Hugs to you, my friend!

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  20. Oh, the dog looks so dressed up. How cute.
    Wonderful aerial views--so clear too.

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  21. Great photos of country I've flown over and driven through many times.

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