Airports, Bridges, Love and Incredible Luck

Baggage Carousel

Baggage Carousel

OC is back from SF! Yay! I went to the airport this afternoon to pick him up. He arrived safe and sound (well, perhaps just a tad bit frayed). His luggage did not arrive at all. We hurried to the baggage claim counter to file a report. We were there for quite sometime. I mostly stood quietly while OC talked.

Finally, report filed, we turned to leave and I picked up OC’s cornet (he’d taken it as carry-on) and OC grabbed his briefcase … which is about the time that I realized my purse was missing. Simultaneously, I saw it on the bench where I’d left it — and two nervous security guards were standing over it.

I stepped up to them, grabbed my purse, and slung it over my shoulder. One of the security guards asked if it was mine. I assured him that it was and asked him if he wanted to search it. He told me he had. Then he asked me to name the contents. I told him it held a digital SLR Nikon camera and a Kim Harrison novel. He relaxed and thanked me for being patient.

He thanked me! I figure I have to be the luckiest idiot on the face of the planet! I thanked him.

Here are some of the pictures that were in the camera:

A view of the Sky Bridge connecting the parking garage and the terminal.

External:

This shot is from looking out one Sky Bridge and finding yet another.

Sky Bridge

Internal:

This is the inside of the Sky Bridge looking from the terminal back toward the parking garage.

Sky Bridge

Sky Bridge

This is the inside of the Sky Bridge looking from the terminal back toward the parking garage.

Elevated Freeway (Hawaii 1)

Elevated Freeway (Hawaii 1)

When Alice wanted bridges, I didn’t have the time to get a picture of the elevated freeways — then today I realized that the airport is the exact perfect place to do so! Look close, there are three different levels shown here. On Oahu one can drive for miles elevated highways.

Bridging The Gap Between Cultures

Visit Alice to find more players in her photo challenge, Bridging The Gap.

On the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus, there is a Korean Temple. It was built as a sign of peace between East and West. In fact, a good part of the UH@M campus is dedicated to bridging the gaps between Asian and American culture.

Korean Temple

Korean Temple

Here is a bit of detail from the Temple. You can see a bit more of it if you visit my Project Green Finale.

Temple entrance.

Temple entrance.

Here is the bridge one has to cross in order to enter the temple. Be certain to biggie the photo and look at the details etched on the rail supports.

Bridging The Gap

Visit Alice to find more players in her photo challenge, Bridging The Gap.

Makaha Stream Bridge at Farrington Highway

Makaha Stream Bridge at Farrington Highway

Tuesday I pictured for you the bridge over Makaha Stream at the head end.  This is the bridge that crosses the mouth of Makaha stream  I took this photo just before sundown, as you can see in the pinkening clouds and the spotlight of sun hitting the east end of the bridge.

If you biggie the photo, you can see the ultra high rent housing development just east of Sensible Acres, where we live.   From up here on our mountainside we can see over all the brush and trees and right down here to the ocean.

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The job interview went well.  I know she had two other people to see, but she told me to expect to be called back for a second interview.  We will see. I feel good about my presentation of self.

Bridging The Gap

I could think of no better way to start Alice’s photo challenge and honor the name she’s given it, than to share this photograph of Admiral Bernard “Chick” Clarey Bridge.

Admiral Bernard Chick Clarey Bridge

Admiral Bernard “Chick” Clarey Bridge

This photograph was taken from the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri (Mighty Mo) from its Ford Island dock in Pearl Harbor. In front of you are the “tomb stones” of the battle ships sunk on December 7th, 1941 when Pearl Harbor was bombed. The building you see off the front of the ship is the U.S.S. Arizona viewing platform. Beyond that is the Admiral Bernard “Chick” Clarey Bridge. Please click on the photo to enlarge it.

Close to a mile in length, this bridge is one of six in the world built partly with a fixed structure and partly with a floating (pontoon) section. It connects Ford Island, which sits in the middle of Pearl Harbor, with Honolulu. Not just its size and the history of the area make this bridge special. It also bears the fame of coming in under-budget and ahead of schedule!

Thanks, Alice. This was a great idea!

Just Reflecting on Punny Monday

This image fits today’s post perfectly. See the reflections? AND, you’re about to start reflecting on what this can possibly mean!

What adverb phrase (an adverb tells HOW a noun does something) does this photo represent? EMAIL your answers and leave a comment designed to either help or confuse your fellow game players.

Just Reflecting

Just Reflecting

The first contestant to EMAIL me the right answer wins a featured link in my blog which will display until next Monday when we’ll play this little game again. Enjoy.

PLEASE, do not write your guess in the comments. It spoils the game for the other players. Your guesses will be shared when the game ends.

Hint #1: adverb-phrase: “topsy-turvy”, “bent out of shape”, “over the top”, etc.
Hint #2: you’re going to flip when you see how easy the answer is!
Hint #3: It’s Almost like falling in love.

Reflective Winners!

August 18th, 2008 at 4:48 a.m. — Betty – mirror image

August 18th, 2008 at 6:46 a.m. — Melli – on edge; hanging by a thread

August 18th, 2008 from 8:26 a.m. to 9:14 a.m. — Doug – flip-flop; quarterback; quarterview; shave and a haircut, two bits; two sides of the same coin; for a change; heads & tails; by a coin-toss; on the flip-side; two-bit insult; from both-sides now; flipped-out; quarterview; back-and-forth; LMNOP; two-fourths; Washington’s nose-like; E pluribus unum; head over tail; ass over tea-kettle

August 18th, 2008 at 9:14 a.m. — Doug – head-over-heels

August 18th, 2008 at 9:21 a.m. — Melli – head-over-heels; heads or tails; flip a coin; make your head spin!;