Saying bye at the airport :-(
The early morning came way too quickly and I found myself even more sad than when I left the NL after Amsterdam. I really was hoping Brett could change his flight to a later time or perhaps he might accidentally miss it. :D We hurried up, checked out, and headed off to SFO. Not even thinking about it, we parked in the International Terminal and started to head in when he realized he was flying Continental and it was probably the Domestic Terminal. CRUD! We were short on time and no clue how far we had to go to get him to the Domestic side. Fortunately, it wasn't that far and he was able to get his boarding pass and it was time to say goodbye. Secretly, I was hoping it was too close to boarding and they wouldn't give him a pass but alas, he made it. I cried a bit as usual and it was incredibly difficult to let him go.
My favorite pic of the Bay
He headed off through the security line and I stood there a bit (just hoping he'd change his mind (lol) but he didn't...he didn't even turn to see me still standing there). I headed out and figured since his flight was taking off so soon, I'd try to kill a few minutes and see if I could see him take off.
Unfortunately, there are not a lot of places to just go hang out and watch the planes depart (unless there are and I just don't know about them) so I headed up near Candlestick Park and figured I would watch out over the Bay. Unfortunately, the sun was coming up so the chances of seeing back that direction to any planes taking off would be virtually impossible. But the upside was, I managed to get some of the most beautiful pictures of the sun rising over the water that morning. It was soooo beautiful but I only wish Brett had been there to share it with me. :-(
After leaving that area, I headed off across the Bay Bridge and stopped in the middle at Treasure Island to take a couple more pictures back into San Francisco itself. The weather was so incredible and the sky so clear, it was a perfect day for picture taking. After a few minutes, I headed back in the car and on my way back to Sacramento...all alone. :-(