Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hanging With The President

See that picture up there? The one with all the mountains? I shot that photo from the porch of my friend's wonderful log house in Belgrade, Montana, just outside Bozeman.

You know where the president is going to be tomorrow?

That's right. Belgrade. At a hanger in the airport. I hope he's looking out the window while they're coming in for a landing. The view of the Bozeman Valley is pretty spectacular when you fly in. Eleven mountain ranges and all.

He's going to have a town meeting with the people who got tickets for the event. [My friend didn't even try]. Then he's off to Yellowstone. This is a free weekend at the park. Lots of people at Old Faithful. Yellowstone Lake. The Falls. The president will probably arrive by helicopter. That's a ride I'd like to take. Then follow the Snake River into Jackson Hole. Get a once in a lifetime gander at the Tetons up close and personal.

But no-o-o-o-o. I'll have my own spectacular view of the back end of a semi trailer, blowing exhaust into my face as I commute to work. Otherwise I'd be there.

1 comment:

emmapeelDallas said...

Whenever I see pics like this, I wonder what on earth I'm doing in Dallas...then I remember that I have two kids and a grandson who live nearby, and I feel better. But I do miss beautiful scenery.