Thursday, August 12, 2010

Captain Sullenberger has competition on the water

It was supposed to be a leisure trip down the Truckee River from Tahoe City to River Ranch, but no - Be-Be - you remember her don't you? She's the one who one-upped me by learning to fly last year, way before I even considered it a possibility.

Even though her flight was merely a milli-second back then, she's maintained the ego of Donald Trump and the flight skills of Elmer Fud.

Anyway, like I said, Be-Be, who's apparently had a hankering to show up Captain Sullenberger since his heroic landing in the Hudson River, decided to take flight from the raft. There was really no reason to leave the raft - no leaks, plenty of Margaritas left. She baffles me sometimes. You can really never predict her next move.

Now I probably don't have to tell you - her water landing was very visually different from Sully's. I'm just saying I think his popularity would have been much different if he'd landed the plane on its back. Now, maybe I'm wrong, but she seemed to have taken in a lot of water with that approach.

At this point I had somewhat regretted telling her she didn't actually have to wear her life vest as we commenced our voyage.

Lucky for everyone, I had my Super Hero unitard on, so I was able to sweep the wreckage up in one quick swoop. She was proud to announce she hadn't spilled a drop of her Margarita during the inflight service. Oh and by the way, I don't think her seat cushion really worked that well as a flotation device.


  1. Sean--- I wanna be you!!! Again, your blog never ceases to amaze. Miss ya'!!

  2. Sigh...ah, the RR...I do miss that.

    Not spilling a drop of margarita is, indeed, quite a talent

  3. Sean you have great writing skills and creativity.

  4. Hey guys, I'm glad to see someone is actually reading when I get off my duff and write. But yes Alice, if you remember we used to ride down the Truckee from Verdi with no paddles or booze. How on earth did we do that?