Back in the air again! This was the opening leg of a two-week road trip through several southern states we hadn't visited yet on our way to seeing all 50. Our original plan was to fly to Charlotte and drive to Charleston, but Hurricane Florence coming directly at us on that path suggested a re-route to Atlanta! American was very helpful in re-booking us via DFW.
Airport taxiway and runway markings continue to interest and amuse me; this one at SeaTac seemed pretty self-evident!
The flight to Dallas was straightforward, the landscape as always fascinating in its complexity and textures. The mountain ridges of Utah were intriguing, but the smoke from a massive forest fire provided a whole new perspective on the power of nature.
The cloudscapes coming into Dallas were at their Texan dramatic best! Flying in the canyons between huge cloud mountains remains one of my most exhilarating experiences.
Changing flights in DFW gave us ample time to watch a massive storm brewing nearby; that cloud tripled in size in twenty minutes. Colorful taxiway markings seemed to me to have been gift-wrapped by the cracks in the concrete! Once airborne, the muted colors of an east Texas dusk were very peaceful.