The Dniester River with Moldova on the left and Transnistria on the right. Photo taken December 10, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Soroca, Moldova.

Where are they going next? Back to Chisinau, Moldova on Tuesday. Then the Wednesday overnight train back to Bucharest.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Made it to Seattle!

Our flight from Calgary was an hour and a half late leaving because of a light bulb that wouldn't light! Some kind of a safety thing, so it's all good...but at least they didn't board us first. So we had an extra bit of time sitting around Calgary airport.

But some people had tight connections in Seattle and they weren't happy!

I don't blame them. We had four hours connection time, so it didn't make any difference to us. They had to get a mechanic and fix the light.

Typical airport prices. Really? Only $1.69...? That's not for the whole bowl is it?

It was cold in Calgary this morning! Right at the freezing mark, and they had to de-ice the plane. Once we got in the air we saw that it had snowed in quite a few areas. Brrr!

Snow on the ground near Calgary. Looks like we're getting out of Canada just in time!

Some interesting views flying over the Canadian Rocky Mountains. But our window wasn't very clear so it wasn't easy to get some decent shots.

The Rocky Mountains.

We think this is Mt. Baker.

This looks like a volcano.

Watching the world go by.

Seattle!

Seattle looks like a great city to explore. No time just now though, we're only here for a connecting flight. We'll be back at the end of the month though!

In Seattle airport a few minutes ago.

Next time you hear from us, we'll be in Seoul, South Korea!

18 comments:

  1. I took some similar photos when I flew over the Rockies. Gave me the chills!

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    1. They look so totally amazing from the sky looking down. Incredible how expansive they are!

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  2. We enjoyed all the photos - thanks for taking the time to post them - we are so excited to follow along on this trip!
    B & C in PA ;)

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    1. Thank you Connie and Barry, and it was not a hard task to take or post the pictures, it was our pleasure to pass them on to everyone!

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  3. Hope you don't hit cold weather in Korea, you've just escaped some in Canada! :cO

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    1. The next week looks perfect weather wise here. We got out of "Dodge" just in time!

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    1. Thanks Steve and Glen! Sure wish we could have seen some on the next flight though. :-(

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  5. So excited to vertually tag along...love the updates from one location to the next...makes it feel like I'm right there traveling with you. Thank you!!

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    1. So happy you are enjoying the updates so far. We can't wait to show everyone more pictures of Korea.

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  6. I'd go hungry before paying that for a banana! Get real. In fact, now we take an empty water bottle through security and fill it up at the water fountain before flight time. I'm not paying for water. We always take snacks for the plane ride or make a sandwich.

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    1. We are the same Chris, the only problem we have noticed at some airports is that they have removed the water fountains and the water in the toilets comes out of one faucet at a warm temperature. Luckily both the Calgary and Seattle airports have fountains, Seattle actually had one specially for filling water bottles. I was so glad that we had a ton of snacks with us.

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  7. Yes indeed that is Mount Baker! Seattle is a nice city, like Vancouver bring an umbrella.

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    1. Thanks for the confirmation on Mount Baker, Peter. I have heard that Seattle can be a damp and foggy city, hopefully when we return at the end of October the weather will be perfect for our sightseeing.

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  8. Beautiful photos of the Rockies. Thanks for sharing! They remind me of our view over New Zealand's South Island.
    We get cross about the price of water at airports too. It's especially harsh on travellers who are off to budget accommodation and won't be supplied with it there. I'm always happy once I've purchased water upon arrival. At least I'll be able to brush my teeth! And not get dehydrated!

    Sft x

    http://349sfttoseetheworldchallenge.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. We also hate the price of water in the airports. We now have an empty water bottle with us when we go through the security check and then look for a water fountain so that we can fill it up. Some airports are great for this, Seattle even has "water bottle filling stations" but some airports don't have ANY water fountains and the water in the taps in the washrooms already have a preset temperature which is warm so it sometimes is very difficult to locate a tap with both running hot and cold water. We have found that sometimes the handicap washrooms have these taps, otherwise we have to break down and purchase a bottle of water.

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