Monday, September 10, 2007

Heads or Tails #5 - Terror Attack, where was I.

Skittles has started a new meme for every Tuesday called visit her blog for instructions. Basically she gives us a word and we can do whatever we like with it. That can't be too hard, can it? This week the subject is 'Terror Attack on 9/11 where was I' , obviously because this Tuesday is the anniversary of that day.

We were driving back from Calgary after visiting our sons. We drove past the Athabasca Glacier, and we could see a lot of American motor homes left by the side of the road while their owners were taking the tour up the glacier. One cannot be receive radio, television, or cell phones, signals in the mountains so we all were oblivious as to what was going on in the world.

It wasn't until later, when we pulled into the information centre at Hinton, that we heard about it. I went in to enquire about somewhere to stay and everyone was in the back room watching the television, they motioned me to join them, at first I thought they were watching a movie,

I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I could imagine the shock waiting for those American tourists, when they came within radio range.

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8 comments:

A.J.Reams said...

It really did seem like a movie, didn't it?

Skittles said...

The whole thing was so unimaginable and so unreal.

I've always wondered what Canadians thought about our planes being diverted to Canada?

FRIGGA said...

I think it's interesting (not surprising) how Canadians have shared in our tragety, in that your lives were greatly affected too.

tegdirb92 said...

I bet it was so surreal to seeall of that stuff go on while you were hiking!! I have this weird thought that the world waits for me when I'm not watching :) Wow, thanks for sharing tha.

Dottie said...

It did seem like scenes from a movie. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Tammy said...

I can not imagine what those American tourists were thinking. Being so far from home and not knowing what was going on and if their loved one were okay.

Smalltown RN said...

Even to this day I have difficulties looking at the photos of the planes hitting the towers....that cahos...the senseless loss of life...oh my dear blogging friend and I do consider you that....you initiatvie for the Blog friendship is wonderful...and today more than ever it holds true...that if you can reach out and touch someone..someone we don't even know personally but share a moment of peace with them on this common ground we call earth...

meeyauw said...

Wow. What a beautiful trip. Juxtaposed against such tragedy. The whole world stopped that day.