Dreaming of Escape: The Santa Monica Airport

Dreaming of Escape: The Santa Monica Airport

Abby Stone
Aug 21, 2008

atla-082108-smairport01.jpgWe've been blogging about all sorts of escapes this month, from Paris to China to Tangier and beyond. We love flying and dream of doing it more often then our work life allows. And when we do fly, the destination's great. But the journey? Well, commercial flights have definitely lost their glamour. But there's one form of flying we still love and dream about...

Private planes still speak to us exotic destinations and out of the way spots. Even if you're not up for flying in one and haven't gotten up the nerve to take flying lessons, we find that a great way to spend the morning is to drive on over to the Santa Monica Airport and spend a few hours watching the planes take off and land. If you're lucky, one of the pilots might invite you take a tour of a plane or even a ride. But whether you actually take off or just sit on the sidelines and watch, it's a great way to while away the day and dream of where you'll escape to...

[Image 1: McClave's Flickr, with a Creative Commons License; Image 2: Laure Joliet]

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