I like BIG things. The bigger the better - call me a size queen if you want but I'd sooner ride a 777 than a 737 any day. I miss the days when transcontinental flights were on large double aisle jets, I have experienced a trans-Atlantic trip on 757s. Not too bad - with an overnight stop in Iceland. But I really prefer huge planes. The jet in this picture is a JAL 777. The engine cowlings are about as big around as a 737 fuselage.
When I think about it, I am amazed, that something as large and complex as that, began with one first part. It might be something simple like a screw, or bolt, or rivet. The first sections of metal were cut, finished and assembled into the first subassembly. From a humble beginning grew this marvel that flies non-stop from Chicago to Tokyo.
Travel is like that, it all begins with a simple small beginning. When I was a college student at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida there was a Godiva Chocolate shop in the Park Plaza Hotel on Park Avenue. I went by there one day and there was a 50 pound chocolate bunny in the window. I stepped in and asked, "how does anyone eat a 50-pound chocolate bunny?" The clerk had the perfect answer, "one bite at a time my friend, one bite at a time."