I flew out of Omaha yesterday, early in the morning. It was cold and we were getting snow showers. We had received 6 inches of fresh snow over the weekend. I was heading for San Jose via Phoenix. My flight departed at 6am and the sky was heavy and dark sprinkling the ground with snow. We spend 45 minutes going through de-icing and finally we were ready for departure. De-icing is an interesting phenomenon. While it adds time to your travel and you would like to grow impatient you fight that urge because safety is far more important. So we de-ice. 20 minutes in to the flight the light on one side of the airplane started to change it was the sunrise as 20,000 feet finally above the cloud cover. It was one of the prettiest sights I have ever seen. The clouds rippled like a fine carpet in front of me. The sun rose and the reflection of color off of the clouds was amazing. The hues of pink, purples and peach welcomed us to the sky.
I was so happy to see the sunshine. It was magnificent. I was grateful for that moment. The view. It was breathtaking!
I hope you have a moment like this – drink it in and enjoy!