On our trip to Southern California on October 15th the first leg was a short flight (under one hour) from Spokane to Seattle. It takes us about an hour and a half to get to the airport from Colville. This time our plane was a Bombardier. I took one photo as we left Spokane and when we got to Seattle I tried to get some photos without the propellers.
This is the first time I’ve seen Green Lake so clearly from a plane.
Green Lake is one of Seattle’s most beloved parks. Its expanse of water and green space in the center of a dense urban neighborhood draws thousands of people daily from all over the city. The park serves as a natural preserve for hundreds of species of trees and plants, as well as numerous birds and waterfowl. The 2.8-mile path around the lake provides a perfect recreational spot for runners, bikers, skaters and walkers. Many others use the athletic fields or visit the park for boating, picnics and swimming.
I think this is a view of Lake Union and the larger green area next to the water is Gas Works Park. You can see the Space Needle to the left. The larger bridge might be the Aurora Bridge.
I’ve spent many hours at this field watching the Seattle Sounders Soccer team. I’ve missed being able to go to games since we’ve moved. Tuesday night the Sounders play a game in Los Angeles for the Western Conference Title. If they win they’ll play in the final against the Eastern Conference Title winner for the MLS Cup.
We landed shortly after flying over these fields and made it to the gate to board a much larger plane to fly to Bubank, California. Hollywood Burbank Airport, legally and formerly marketed as Bob Hope Airport, is a public airport 3 miles northwest of downtown Burbank, in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
We are having very cold overnight temperatures the next several days. Monday and Tuesday’s predictions are lows of 15 and 17 degrees and then in the twenties the rest of the week. The highs range from 37 to 48 degrees F. Thankfully no precipitation is predicted because that would mean snow! Time to pull out our winter wear.
12 thoughts on “Spokane to Seattle”
Loved your aerial photos. Seattle is a place high on my wish list. Those temperatures sound a little chilly. Have a great week. B x
…I love your first shot.
Hello, wonderful views of Seattle. The Green Lake park sounds great. I hope we do not have much snow this winter. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!
Great bird’s eye views of Seattle. Would love to visit there one day. Stay cozy and enjoy the crisp air!
How interesting to see those familiar (to you) sights from the air.
Brrrrr . . . those temps are not just chilly; they’re cold! Seems you have moved from fall into winter!
Hi Ellen (Pom Pom here)
Green Lake looks very green! xo
Fantastic view from the airplane.
I have a blogging friend John, who walks around Green Lake every day. Nice to see the whole lake like that!!
I always try to get an airplane window seat as I love looking at the views. You got wonderful photos of your old stomping grounds in Seattle. I’ve only flown in a propeller plane once –it was very noisy!
It has been cold and snowy here–I feel cheated out of autumn this year.
Seattle looks great from the air! A nice start for that trip. It’s turned cold here in Eugene too, all of a sudden.
You sure for some nice shots from the air! I love window seats in airplanes. Herb likes aisle seats- so I mostly get stuck in the middle!
Everything is so interesting from a plane. You took some wonderful shots…
Good pictures! Fun to see these vantage points.