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Air Trip from Vancouver to Seattle


Canadian Regional Jet 200 is departing from the Vancouver International Airport for Seattle.

Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Seattle is flying to the south, above the inland sea between Vancouver Island
and Washington State.

Air Canada Regional Jet departed from Vancouver began to descent for Seattle.

Air Canada aircraft is taxing on the apron of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.


Sound Transit and Monorail in Seattle


Seattle's link rail train from the Seattle-Tocoma International Airport is heading for the Wastlake Station, downtown.
Sea-Tac's control tower is visible on the left side of a train heading for Westlake Station, downtown Seattle.
A large parking lot is available at Tukwila International Boulevard Station for a train passenger.
Sound Transit train runs lightly in area of green trees and factory.
After Mount Baker Station, a train goes through a tunnel, for the terminal station, Westlake.
A Link-Central train runs alongside of Martin Luther King Jr Way in the area of residences.
Mount Baker Station in that area.
We can see the Tully's headquarters at Seattle from the Sound Transit central-Link train.
The company locates between SODO and Beacon Hill Station.
Safeco Field is a retractable roof baseball stadium located in Seattle, Washington. The stadium is
the home stadium of the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB)
( The avobe is a combined video of the following nine video clips)

Seattle's Link-rail train runs at the east side of three parallel runways of the Seattel-Tacoma Airport.
Sea-Tac's control tower is visible on the left side of a train heading for Westlake Station, downtown Seattle.

Seattle's link rail train from the Seattle-Tocoma International Airport is heading for the Wastlake Station, downtown.

A large parking lot is available at Tukwila International Boulevard Station for a train passenger.
A park-and -drive system has been recommended in all cities.

Sound Transit train runs lightly in area of green trees and factory, from Seattel-Tacoma International Airport
for Wastlake Station, downtown.

A Link-Central train runs alongside of Martin Luther King Jr Way in the area of residences.

A view of Tully's headquarters at Seattle from the Sound Transit central-Link train, which runs
between SODO and Beacon Hill Stations.

The Central-Link train passes through a residential area in a suburb of Seattle.

Seattle's Link light-rail train is now approaching Mount Baker Station.

Seattle's Link-rail train departed Mount Baker Station and goes through a tunnel, for the terminal station, Westlake.


This monorail, which cost $3.5 million to build, opened in March, 1962 for the Century -21 Exposition,
a World fair was held at the current site of Seattle Center. Eight million people rode the monorail during
the half year the fair was open. Fifty years has passed since DrJayMic first rode on this monorail train.

The monorail train is approaching to the Space needle Tower, going under the EMP Museum, Seattle.

This video shows the front-window view from a monorail train, which runs at dusk, along the way of Fifth Avenue
between Seattle Center and Westlake Center in Downtown.


Amtrak Empire Builder from Seattle to Glacier National Park


The Empire Builder is a passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northwestern United States.
It is Amtrak's busiest long-distance-daily train, carrying more than 500,000 travelers annually from 2007-2010.
We can enjoy a wide view of the Puget Sound, Washington, on the railway route to Vanvouver or Spokane.
Railway track extended just beside of a water surface, which is connected with the Pacific Ocean.
Empire Builder train is going northeast along Puget Sound approaching Everett Station.
You can enjoy a wide sound scene from the Amtrak train's window. The rail track turns to the east after Everett for
Spokane, finally to Chicago.
The railway truck runs in parallel to the river and US Highway 2, toward Wenatchee.
Amtrak's Empire Builder is climbing the mountain slope, along a small river.

A dinner was served at a dinning car between Everett and Wenatchee, Washington.

Empire builder is slowly climbing parallel to the rapid stream in the Rocky Mountain region.

Empire Builder runs alongside a river in Rocky Mountains area.

BNSF freight train is passing through Whitefish Station, Montana.

A dinning car in the Empire Builder is ready for a breakfast.

A cirrocumulus was observed after a morning mist.

Amtrak railway track runs in parallel to the river. Sunset in the mountainous area was so beautiful,
in announcing that the last moment during the day.

Ample water streams were seen from Amtrak' train running between Leavenworth and Spokane, Washington.

At the base of bare hills, there was a rapid stream of river, collecting water from snow-capped mountains.

A treeless hill and rapid streams were on the left side of Amtrak's Empire Builder train track.

A small river flows often in parallel to the railway truck. The train is passing through the Rocky mountain area in Washington.

A snow-capped mountain range is in sight in the region near Glcier National Park, Montana.

Amtrak's Empire Builder train is now approaching to West Glacier Park.

Empire Builder train is climbing a mountainous region near Glacier Park.

Empire Builder train runs parallel to the river, approaching West Glacier, Montana.


Glacier National Park


Ample water is rushing down to the Saint Mary Lake, Glacier National Park.

Water is rushing through a narrow rock crevice at Sunrift Gorge, Glacier National Park.

A pleasant mountain road directing to the west, is gradually going up to Jackson Glacier Overlook.

This is the driving scene on the Going-to-the-Sun Road toward Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana.
Saint Mary Lake is at the left side.

You can see St Mary Lake, in the distance. A view from the US-89 highway, Montana

Red Eagle Mountain range, Glacier Park, A view from the US-89 highway, Montana

Running Eagle fall, which is near the Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana.


Grand Teton National Park


Delta Aircraft was reducing air speed and gradually descending to the airport runway of Jackson Hole
International Airport. It has come the third in a global poll of the world favorite-scenic landings.

Delta Aircraft is taxing on an apron toward the terminal building of Jackson Hole International Airport.

On driving south on the Teton Park Road, Grand Teton National Park.

On driving south on the Teton Park Road, Grand Teton National Park.

Jackson Lake view from Jackson Lake Dam

The dam creates a dynamic rapid stream, that everything is swept away.

On driving south on the Teton Park Road, Grand Teton National Park.

On driving Teton Park Road, Mount Owen is close at hand, at Grand Teton National Park.

There is a south-north Teton Park Road. For Jenny Lake, you turn to the left at Jenny Lake Junction.
Jenny Lake Drive is one-way traffic. It is located at the center of Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Grand Teton National park includes the major peaks of the 64-km long Teton Range as well as most of
the northern sections of a valley known as Jackson Hole.


Yellowstone National Park


A park ranger of Yellowstone National Park welcomed a visitor with a smile.

The sun is going down on the mountain ridge at Old faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park.

The sun is going down on the mountain ridge in a minute, at Old faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park.

A moment of Old Faithful Geyser at the time of sunset, Yellowstone National Park

Old Faithful Geyser at sunset, Yellowstone National Park

The Castle Geyser is recognized as the particularly large geyserite sinter deposits. Its appearance is resembled
to a castle. It is located in the Old Faithful Geyser Basin Area, Yellowstone National Park.

A steam water from a geyser is overflowing into the Firehole River, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park.

Scalloped Spring, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Sawmill Geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Sawmill Getser erupts up to 11 m height, every one-to-three hour interval, sprinkling water over the trail.
However, the water is not felt hot to us. It is located in the Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park.

Ear-shaped Ear Spring, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Burbling Aurum Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone Park

Solitary Geyser, Yellowstone National Park:
It is separated from other geysers of the Upper Geyser Basin. The eruption is about one meter high.

This is a view of Old Faithful eruption from the Observation Point. I was there, at the same point,
exactly fifty years ago, and I took '8 mm movie film'. You can see the main building of Old Faithful Inn in the back.

An eruption of Old Faithful Geyser is the key attraction in the Yellowstone National Park.

A quiet geyser steam in the morning: Old faithful Gyser, Yellowstone National Park.

Old Faithful Geyser at sunrise, Yellowstone National Park

An early-morning scene in the Upper Geyser Basins, Yellowstone National Park

Many-geyser watchers were exciting at eruption of Old Faithful Gyser at the Upper Geyser Basins, Yellowstone National Park.

A hot water is spilling out from active geysers to a nearby river, at Yellowstone National Park.

Sapphire Pool, located in the Upper Geyser Basin, is a bright blue pool and considered one of the most beautiful
pools in Yellowstone National Park.

Spasm Geyser is connected to Fountain Geyser, ceasing play during Fountain's eruption.

Fountain erupts up to 60m high at maximum, with a varying interval. It is located in the Lower Basin, Yellowstone National Park.

A bison was observed in a meadow near Twin Lakes.

Short-time, but abrupt eruptions occur at Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

We were driving south to Old Faithful on the Grand-Loop-Road, Yellowstone National Park.

Rustic Falls is located near the entrance to Golden Gate Canyon, Yellowstone National Park.

Much more fewer stream from the Terrace than that of 50 years ago, at the Mammoth Hot Springs,
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Hot Springs Terraces of Mammoth are almost dying due to the changes in ground water level fluctuation.
This hot spring terrace radiates an active steam.

A bison lost his own habitat and appeared at Mommoth Hot Spring Hotel, Yellowstone National Park.

Black bears were eating grass alongside the Grand-Loop-Road, Yellowstone National Park.

A black bear was eating grass alongside the Grand-Loop-Road, Yellowstone National Park.

A bison was eating grass alongside the Grand-Loop-Road, Yellowstone National Park.

Columnar basalt, near Tower Fall, runs alongside of Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park.

Tower Fall, Yellowstone National Park

You can see a snow at a roadside on the slope of the Mount Washburn, Yellowstine National Park.

A whirling current was evident in the basin of the Lower Falls, at Yellowstone National Park.

A rapid stream at the Upper Falls, with a huge amount of water, as if we are strongly drawn into the waterfall.
The falls are in the Canyon district of Yellowstone National Park.

You are watching the well-known Lower Falls and Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park.

A swift current of the Upper Falls of Yellowstone National Park

Mud Volcano expels gas noisily pushes aside the water at regular intervals,

We can see an active Mud Volcano eruption from the Grand-Loop-Road, Yellowstone National Park.

An active Dragons Mouth Spring surging from the earth in the Mud Volcano Area, Yellowstone National Park

An active Mud Volcano, Yellowstone National Park

The Mud Volcano in Yellowstone Park is an important stop, as you can view not only this active thermal feature
but also an area full of boiling mud pots. It is located north of Yellowstone lake, Wyoming.

A richy forest in the Yellowstone Park is observed on the both sides of Grand-Loop-Road.


Travel by Delta-Air from Salt Lake City to Oakland


An aircraft took wing with a water drop from the window surface, at the Glacier Park International Airport for Salt Lake City.

Delta Air Flight is leaving Jackson Hole International Airport for Salt Lake International Airport.

Delta Air flight directing for Salt Lake City from Jackson Hole Airport: There were snow-capped Rocky mountain ranges.

Air view of a snow-capped mountain ranges in the Rocky Mountain area.

The plane began to descend for the near-landing. Therefore, we can see a snow-capped mountain at an altitude of the aircraft.

As airplane approaches, after the region of treeless land, we can see the farmland circle-irrigation patterns in area near Salt Lake City.

There were many water pool around the area of Salt Lake City Internatioinal Airport.

Delta Aircraft is now over Salt Lake, Utah. This video was taken before Salt Lake City International Airport.

This is a view from Delta Air Flight from Glacier Park to Salt Lake City.

The Delta aircraft is now approaching to the Salt Lake City International Airport.

The Delta aircraft began to descend for the Salt Lake International Airport.

Delta Aircraft from Jackson Hole is now landing on the Salt Lake City international Airport.
We can see the downtown of Salt Lake City, in the distance.

Delta Aircraft is taxing on an apron of the Salt Lake City International Airport for a terminal building.

An air view of snow-capped Rocky Mountains seen between Salt Lake and Pacific Coast

Delta Aircraft from Salt Lake City International Airport is going to land Oakland International Airport. After flying over
San Pablo Bay, you can see San Pablo Bay, and Richmond-San-Fafael Bridge. Then, San Francisco-Oakland Bay
Bridge is now insight and the downtown San Francisco, in the distance. In entering in San Francisco Bay area,
the aircraft is finally descending for landing on the Oakland International Airport.


San Francisco


Muni Metro is a pre-metro system, a tramway or light way which includes built to rapid transit standards. 
This video clip shows a part of round trip from Powell Station to Ocean Beach, and a return. In the downtown
section, the railway track runs underground, and in the residential area, it runs on a street road. Ocean Beach
is the turning point of this N-Dudah Muni line.

Ocean Beach and dune, San Francisco

Most of the language spoken here is Chinese, at the Chinatown, San Francisco.

Powell-Hyde line cable car started from Powell and Market turntable to go up on a slope of Powell Street,
and finally arrives at the other end of Aquatic Park, San Francisco.

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge connecting San francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean.
A toll gate for automobile is for in-bounding to the city and costs $24 for 4-Axles car. It is free
for an out-bonding car.

Powell-Hyde line cable car started from Hyde Street turntable to up to a slope to Russian Hill. It goes down
on Washington Street and Powell Street.

Cable car track is single ( one-way traffic ) on Jackson Street of San Francisco.

A Bart train is coming to Powell Station for the San Francisco International Airport.

Air Train is a fully automated people mover at San Francisco International Airport. This train is going through
the airport terminal buildings from the Rental Car-Center Station.

Air Train is a fully automated people mover at San Francisco International Airport. This train is going to
the Rental Car-Center Station from the air terminal.


USA 2012
Seattle 01 Seattle 02 Amtrak to Glacier National Park Glacier National Park Grand Teton National Parks
Yellowstone National Park 01 Yellowstone National Park 02 Smoking ban in National Parks
San Francisco 01 San Francisco 02 Hotels in San Francisco UCSF Medical Center
Smoking control in Midwestern US and at San Francisco



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The article was written in SEptember 2012.
All video were taken in June 2012, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.





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