Sunday, January 13, 2008

WInter in Glacier

Winter in Glacier National Park and at Flathead Lake is a time reserved for fanatical outdoor enthusiasts. If you are in to ice fishing, snowshoeing or snowmobiles, there’s no better playground than here. Additionally, clear days provide some of the best photography opportunities you will find anywhere.

For those of us who love hiking, boating and such activities, we’re still hibernating until spring. With most of the park closed to traffic, we are limited to short hikes and wildlife viewing from the partially cleared road.

I decided to use this ‘winter break’ for a trip to visit my mother in Florida. I’ve been watching those exorbitant airline fares for a while and yesterday I had a chance to snag a great ticket for later this month. The funniest thing occurred only minutes after booking my trip. I received an email from a friend with one of the best ‘true’ stories I’ve ever read about an airplane experience. I decided to share this with you and bring a smile to your face. ~ Enjoy!

A man was flying from Seattle to San Francisco. Unexpectedly, the plane was diverted to Sacramento along the way. The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft the plane would re-board in 50 minutes. Everybody got off the plane except one lady who was blind. The man had noticed her as he walked by and could tell the lady was blind because her Seeing Eye dog lay quietly underneath the seats in front of her throughout the entire flight.

He could also tell she had flown this very flight before because the pilot approached her, and calling her by name, said, 'Kathy, we are in your Sacramento for almost an hour. Would you like to get off and stretch your legs?'?

The blind lady replied, 'No thanks, but maybe my dog would like to stretch his legs.'

All the people in the gate area came to a complete standstill when they looked up and saw the pilot walk off the plane with a Seeing Eye dog! The pilot was even wearing sunglasses. People scattered. They not only tried to change planes, but they were trying to change airlines!

True story.... Have a great day and remember....