Sunday, February 8, 2009

Flight 1549

About 2 minutes before flight 1549 went into the Hudson, probably right about the time the birds hit the engine, I was above the Hudson, in a US Air plane, in an approach to LGA, taking the below shot of ground zero. We landed at LGA at almost the exact time flight 1549 went into the river. The airport was strangely calm and normal, despite the PA announcement that "all flights were grounded due to an incident at the airport" and the TVs in the bar in the terminal showing the breaking news. I got on a plane an hour later to head to Florida. It was oddly normal.


New Year's found us in New York for a rocking My Morning Jacket show at Madison Sq Garden. Although the musical highlight may have been the LBJ freestyle on the subway out to Brooklyn. As always, one of my favorite parts of New Year's is the lazy day that Jan. 1 is.

Christmas 08

For this first time, we stayed in VT for Christmas. It was great. My mom and Paul came up. We headed over to S&B's on Christmas eve.