Monday, January 31, 2011

Trip to Montana

I've got a lot of pictures to share from our trip to Montana. It was an incredible trip, we got to meet a ton of incredible people, see the most beautiful landscapes and had so much fun! Things are still pretty jumbled around here, my aunt passed away on Wednesday and everything has just been crazy. I just wanted to get on here and post up a few things, I will have lots more to share later as well!

Our trip started at 3am on Saturday, we had to be at the airport by 4:30 because our flight was scheduled for 6:40. We were sent our bags to pack, plane tickets and prepaid visa cards to pay our checked baggage fee. Everything was completely taken care...the only cost to us was at the parking lot when we returned. It was an extremely long day of traveling, we ended up with a 3 hour layover in Minneapolis and not much to do. I would say the best part of the entire day of travel was that we got bumped to first class. That's right, we were sitting in Minneapolis waiting for our flight to board and no one had seat assignments, DB walked up to the desk to ask where we would be sitting but the man didn't know yet. When the plane started to board apparently we were the only ones without seats, the airline had overbooked their flight by 12 people and kept asking for volunteers to take a later flight, they offered incentive, of course, but we weren't interested. Most people were already on the plane when we were asked to stand to the side and wait but told that we would most definitely be on this flight, we just had to wait to see where we'd be seated. Apparently, push came to shove and a couple did not show up for their first class seats, leaving us to sit in them! All I wanted to do was sleep but it was incredibly exciting, the seats were more comfortable and there was so much more space to wiggle around in. I know it's cheesy but it was just neat to sit up in the front and have special little things like actual glasses for beverage and DB was really excited that he was offered Sun chips instead of pretzels (I prefer pretzels). When we reached Montana everything was set up for us to grab some food and hang out until a bus took us up to the ranch. 
When we checked into our room we had some awesome gifts waiting for us. To be prepared for our winter activities we were given nice warm Solstice jackets, gloves, Columbia boots, wool socks, head bands, beanies, Bolle sunglasses, neckwarmers and thermal underwear. The ranch also set us up with nice Stetson cowboy hats, Swiss Army pocket watch alarm clocks and DB got himself a brand new digital camera. It was so exciting to walk into this already amazing room to find presents everywhere, it was like Christmas all over again!

I have so much more to share, it was truly an incredible trip and so much fun! I will post as much as I can in among the craziness, I apologize that it's taken me a week to just get this much posted! I hope everyone is having a great start to their week!

1 comment:

blueviolet said...

Wow, they really set you guys up in the room! I'm so glad you had a great time!