(My theme for the A-Z challenge is places, things and people around Chicago)
… Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, that is. We live a few thousand feet from it (as the plane flies). When I first moved here, I thought it was cool to see planes so low that you can read the lettering on the side. Now it can be a little annoying when the weather is bad because they come in and take off so low. On some days, they seem to fly over every 20 seconds or so. It’s no wonder–I heard that it’s one of the most busiest airports in the world. Other days, it’s quiet as they must be using other runways. I cherish those days!
The picture above was taken at the local Target, less than a mile from here, with an average camera without a zoom. The funny thing is that I had to write an article on O’Hare a few months (in August 212 to be exact) before I moved here. Also, Tom went through O’Hare three times to come see me in Richmond, when we were still doing the long-distance thing. Thank goodness that is over.
Yes, there do be planes in Des Plaines. Lots of them.