Preview of the Grand Canyon

Frits (a non-blogging colleague and friend) was commenting that he was looking forward to Grand Canyon related pictures.

I have gotten a very nice preview of the Grand Canyon yesterday. British Airways was kind enough to fly straight over this awesome piece of nature. As I was looking at the inflight display I noticed we were heading to LA on a path just north of Flagstaff. Take a look at this hybrid picture of Flaggstaff and the Grand Canyon from Google Maps.

I was not sure if I was sitting on the right (as in not opposed to left, but as in correct 😉 side on the plane, so I asked a stewardess if she could find out at which side of the plane the view would be best. She was kind enough to ring the cockpit and told me the view was just about to begin on the other side of the plane. Luckily I managed to get to a window on the right side of the plane before the captain made a general announcement. From the window I was able to take a couple of  very nice pictures. I wonder if the pilots can notice the weight shift when a significant number of passengers move to one side of the plane.

Now if only I could find a way to get a picture from the Compact Flash card in my camera to the Internet. My PocketPC only reads SD cards. The PDC terminal I am using now to type this post does have a USB port but I don't have a card reader with me. Please leave a comment if you can help me out.

BTW: @Frits, I managed to not noticably scare anyone during the 25 minutes walk to the convention centre.

One thought on “Preview of the Grand Canyon

  1. Frits Verduin

    Seems to me that it would be almost difficult to not come across a cardreader at all during the PDC. Although I'll accept that not a lot of people would be willing to just let you run off with theirs.

    I guess we'll have to wait a few weeks ... but at least now you know what to ask for this December!


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