Archive for October, 2001
A month ago, on September 11th , terrorists hijacked four commercial jetliners. Two were flown into the twin largest towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. One plane hit the Pentagon in Washington, DC. The remaining plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. Thousands of people were killed, and the twin towers collapsed. These towers contained 10% of the office space in Manhattan, and were 110 stories each.
I did not know anybody who was killed in the attacks.
I decided to visit the Grand Canyon after attending the Bus Conversion Magazine annual convention in Laughlin, Nevada. The Grand Canyon is only a four hour drive from Laughlin, so I decided to visit. I don’t recall being here as a child.
The visibility today was 8 on a scale of 10, according to a ranger I spoke with. I shot some video and took pictures.
I am less lonely on this trip. It helps to be in touch with my cell phone.
I sold almost all of my remaining GoAmerica stock yesterday, retaining just ten shares, as souvenirs.
[This post is from my handwritten journal, October 10, 2001. I posted it to this blog and added the bracketed language on August 13, 2011.]