Fortunately, she immediately contacted a ticket agent, and they managed to get her on another flight to Bozeman, also arriving at midnight. Despite the road trip and not getting home until 2 am, we were thankful we didn't have to wait another day. Alaska Airlines provided her with a very nice apology and a discount for her next flight. This is the sort of service all airlines should offer when our travel plans are inconvenienced but sadly is not always the case.
The picture below, however, has made me think about my compulsive documentation of life.When I saw a photo posted on Facebook by Things That Matter, I knew it was the perfect Saturday Suggestion to share on this blog. The way the older woman in the photo seems to be experiencing the pure joy of the moment is a reminder I am going to try to keep in mind this holiday season, as I spend precious time with family and friends.
If we'd been sleeping, we would have missed this!Returning home in the wee hours last night, we were treated to a majestic site. A herd of about 30 elk (cows and calves!) were bedding down near our property. Our car lights must have spooked them; they all began to move and then to run across the road, up the drive and over the hill behind our house. If you have never seen an elk, I cannot begin to describe how massive they are, especially when seen up close.
I would have snapped a photo - but it was far too dark. I wish I could share the sight of them with you - but it will live forever in my memory. And I got to enjoy every second of watching them, instead of fumbling with my phone and wondering if the flash was on or off.
Have a wonderful holiday season - and (as Things That Matter said) "be present."
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