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A View From 3E

After a month or so of not travelling, it’s back on the “road” again. Thanks to my trip to Taipei last year, I get the shorter TSA lines and can sit near the front of the plane. I’m not sure I like the front any better than the far back. Either gets you off the plane fairly quickly.

I had a window seat, but the weather was bleak most of the way. Rather than taking a bunch of pictures, I read a book.

Yet Another View From 3E

It is time to visit my team in Folsom and thus time to post more pictures from the flight from PDX to SMF. Once again, I got seat 3E. It’s a good seat; I like it. :-)

Although the Bombardier Dash 8 is a slower plane it also flies lower than the jets Horizon used to flight on this route. The views it offers are much better than those from 37,000 feet.

My rental car is a Nissan Cube. It’s fun to drive, though a lot cooler than I am. I had to untuck my shirt and crank Jack FM to fit in.

I apologize if the pictures look overly processed. The window was dirty and scratched and the air was hazy.

A Wet Christmas Tree

We seem to be busier this year than most. Because it is the Logan family reunion year, we weren’t able to cut the tree during Melissa’s Thanksgiving break. So there were fewer of us.

We’ve cut our Christmas tree down under¬†blue skies, gray skies, and snowy skies. Today, we “enjoyed” wet skies.

Having cut a wide tree last hear, we set out to find a narrower, lighter tree. We visited the same tree farm as the last couple of years. This year, they offered to cut the tree and carry it to the car. Having remembered to bring a plastic bag to kneel on and borrowing one of their recently-sharpened saws, I cut the tree. We did let them schlep the cut tree to the car, hoist it up, and tie it down. Nice!

We brought the tree home, washed it down, shook it off, and put it up.

Now, it’s time to decorate the tree.

Photo credits: All the pictures came from Ashley’s camera. Suzi took the picture that inludes Ashley. Ashley took the others.