Monday, June 4, 2007

And still in Coeur d'Alene

Well, the Cambodia trip got off to a bit of a rough start, seeing as how I'm not there yet and I should be. Thursday afternoon I arrived at the airport, packed and well prepared. Got checked in and found out the flight would be a little late. No problem, had 2 1/2 hours to kill in Seattle before my flight out of there to LA. So we boarded our plane about 20 minutes late and sat there for a few minutes before the pilot announced there was something leaking and they'd have to have the mechanic check it out. 30 minutes later the mechanic arrived. Probably another 30 minutes later they decided they needed to deplane us. 3 hours later, it was apparent there was no way I could make it to Seattle in time to catch my next flight. Which then meant no way to get to LA to catch my flight out of there. And the soonest I can get a new flight from LA to Phnom Penh is this coming Thursday. A little frustrating, but on the plus side I now have a week to kick back a little, unwind from the DC/NY excitement, and do some of the North Idaho outdoor activities I love so much.

Saturday I went up and gathered horses and did a trail ride at the ranch. Then I headed up to Sandpoint to hike Scotchman's Peak on Sunday. That was a great time, even though I found out how terribly out of shape I am! Beautiful views all the way up, and then a friendly mountain goat at the top. Apparently Mr. Scotchman is the peak's mascot, and has discovered that people are a good source of salt. It all makes sense now--I didn't make it to Cambodia this week so that I could have the experience of being licked by a mountain goat.


Anonymous said...

Hope your current on your rabies shot.

Erick said...

In Cambodia, goats are as big as mountains!
For some reason, I imagined saying that in a Russian accent. Damn that Yakov Smirnoff.