Monday, January 08, 2007
So much to tell... where to begin?
~ Untied Airlines (yes, I meant to type "Untied")... never again. Bags? What bags? Customer service? What service? Trip home? 40 hours, including an unscheduled overnight in Denver (not due to snow but to understaffing resulting in a 2-1/4 hour delay).
~ But the mountains... oh my. El Shaddai: Usually translated in the Hebrew Scriptures "God Almighty." One possible translation: "God of the Mountains." Another possible translation: "God with Breasts." Grand Tetons.
~ Watching Petra and Larry-O tubing, snowboarding, skiing and snowmobiling (called in Wyoming "snow-machining")... priceless.
~ Seeing my 85-year-old dad beaming at all four of his grandchildren... beautiful, heartbreaking.
~ No cell phone reception... a mixed blessing.
~ Being with my sister-in-law Rose...a joy.
~ Being with my brother... a puzzle.
~ Driving a Dodge 4 X 4 up the hairpin turns on the mountain and then down again... strangely empowering.
~ For next time: Inn of the Lost Horizon... nestled on the side of the Grand Targhee mountain. An unimposing A-frame building with a tiny sign. Seats 12. The chef makes you what he likes that evening... a pan-Asian adventure I missed this time, but want to experience.
~ Having an adventure...being alive!