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Day 1, July 16 - Flight To Portland

Thursday July 16th, 09 - Mike Bruening and I flew to Portland, Or, by the way of Phoenix, Az
  to spend the next the 4 days in the Northwest. We had 9am flight, Southwest #2890 , from
  Epply Airfield to Phoenix. After an four-hour layover at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International
, we fly, Southwest #2177, to the Portland International Airport.       Mike Bruening >

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Eppley Airfield - Lower Lever Flight to Phoenix - Taking drink orders Sky Harbor Airport - Terminal 4 Concourse D Art Flight to Portland - Viw of Mt hood from Air Landing at Portland International Airport
Eppley Airfield
20 photos
To Phoenix ...
19 photos
Sky Harbor Airport
30 photos
To Portland ...
15 photos
International Airport
10 photos

@ Eppley Airfield - Lower Lever
  We were droped off at 7:15am. The over 1 1/2 hour before our 9am Flight
  After the Baggage cheek-in, we have lot of time to explore the airport.

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North End: "The Best Begins" by Bruce Howdle - Mineral Point WI. Center: Baggage claim & Map
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South End: "The Missouri River Symphony"
by Milt Neinrich of Blair Nebraska

Upper Lever

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Aviation History, ... Omaha Sister City... ... and Truskee Airman Display

North Gates

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The Food Court Ready to board ... ... this airplane ready to take off
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Flight to Phoenix - 9 am -Southwest #2890 - About 1 1/2 hour flight
  We sit just behind the wings, on the left side of the airplane.

MUD Water Plant
Taking drink orders
Clouds in Motion
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Snack Crackers
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S.W. City Napkin
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Popcorn ..
.. Clouds
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My Sunglass:
Clouds Reflection

@ Sky Harbor International Airport - Terminal 4
  We have a 4-hour layover here in Phoenix,Arizona, so we explored this U-Shape 7 concourse Terminal,
  and have lunch in Concourse D foods court. Southwest airline use the south side of This Terminal.

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Pass our departure gate on arrival Cheek flight Time the Bridge over the east end 
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Southwest theme Store View of downtown  Trail of Painted Ponies Figurines dsiplay
P7160146 P7160133 The Airport is
east of Downtown
Phoenix Arizona
Sky Harbor International Airport  - FAA Airport Diagram Sky Harbor International Airport  - Terminal 4 map
View of Airplanes and Local Mountains   FAA Airport Diagram Terminal 4 Map
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Sprint Funny Viral Video & Control Tower

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This is longer of the two Sprint ads in Terminal 4 - Control Tower is to the west

Concourse "D"
  This is most attractive concourse of Terminal 4. Here, about hour before our flight, an
  former UNO student, Mark, Surprise me at the Food Court. He also was flying to Portland .

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View of "D" The art work above the north end of the Concourse
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The vault ceiling & gill works below South end art work @ Gate D8 & D7
P7160182 P7160184 P7160186   I flow out
of gate D7
Mark "Zila" & I My flight Ready to take off!    
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Flight To Portland - 2 pm - Southwest #2177  - About 2 1/2 hour flight
  We sit behind the wings, on the right side of the airplane. During the flight, we visited with Debbi Shoemake,
   a kindergarten teacher from Wasilla, Alaska (The hometown of former Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin)

Downtown Phoenix
I-10 & I- 17
Steve Adams &
Mike Bruening

Debbi Shoemake >
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The Dales OR, east
 to Miller Island
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Mt Saint Helens Mt Hood  The Columbia River I-205

Portland International Airport

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Landing The concourse C's  Columbia River floor Map
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Music & Flower Calling Home Flight Info tree Arrival drive Auto Rental Gages 
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That Evening

At Dinnertime, 6pm, we meet our extended weekend host, my high School friend, Pat Roach,
or a dinner at Clackamas Town Center Food court - Panda Express. We all explore the
shopping center and the "Made in Oregon" Store.

Finally we arrive at Pat's Home in Gladstone, Oregon mid evening.

Portland 2009 Trip - Day 1, July 16 - Flight To Portland Via

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