We were sitting in the airplane waiting for take-off when this huge wall of a sand/dirt cloud rolled up. The forces of nature were seriously at work that day in a way that I have never seen before!
I’m told that this particular “force of nature” is called an haboob:
Definition: A haboob (Arabic: هَبوب habūb “blasting/drafting”) is a type of intense dust storm carried on an atmospheric gravity current. Haboobs occur regularly in arid regions throughout the world.
It took a little while for the dust to settle, and for the plane to take off…but in the mean time, I enjoyed watching this spectacular sight, especially from where I was sitting, safe inside the great big plane!
Oh the forces of nature…they are found everywhere you look, some are subtle and some, like this haboob, come roaring in!
Well, it looks like I get to check another state off my list of “states I have been too“! I’m pretty excited about this! It’s been awhile since we have been to another state, and it’s even more exciting to be able to check another state off my list!
We’re going to Florida! Miami to be exact.
Part business, part pleasure, but always fun when I get to be with my best friend!
The flight and car reservations have been made, now for the fun part, finding a nice hotel.
So, I thought to myself, hmmmm…I wonder, would any of my blogging friends be willing to recommend a nice hotel to stay in while in the Miami area?
I’ll be doing my research online, but I’m open to some wonderful suggestions!
Oh, and if you have any tips on things to see or do while I’m there, I would be interested in hearing about that too! We are only going to be there for a few days, but I’m curious to hear what the “must-do” thing would be while visiting Florida!
Except for the first photo, these were all taken in San Diego.
The first one was taken from the top floor, inside the lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel in Atlanta GA. It’s a spectacular place!
If you ever get the chance, you should go there, take a peek inside, and ride the elevator to the top floor! It’s amazing!
If you want to take a look at some more cool images of lines and patterns, click on this link!
It was a very early morning wake-up call for me today. And now, I’m off on another adventure!
I’m taking this trip by train. A mode of travel I really enjoy!
It’s easy. It’s relaxing. Its an opportunity to see the world from another vantage point.
It’s not nearly as stressful as air travel can be at times, although it’s not nearly as fast either!
But that’s ok.
I’m just soaking up life along the way. Looking forward to the smiling faces that will greet me when I reach my destination!