posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 02:35 PM
i'll never forget this day. i drove into chaco canyon, only to find a note on the locked door to the visitor center.
'park is temporarily closed due to national emergency.'
i drove all the way back out, still not sure what this was all about. walked into a little grocery store in a small town on the navajo reservation,
forget name of town.
i was walking around shopping when i suddenly tuned into a radio report coming from the speaker in the ceiling. it was something about a terrorist
attack in new york at the world trade center. there was this little old navajo woman standing next to me, completely motionless, listening with tears
running down her face. i looked at her and asked, 'is this for real". she looks back and say, 'yes, son, it is real, a plane has hit the world
right then my cell phone rings, my friend is calling from nyc, absolutely hysterical, her daughter was working on the 70 something floor of the tower
that was just hit.
i tried calming her down, but wasn't much good.
i then drove into farmington and rented a motel room, spent the next couple of days glued to the tv.
by the way, my friends daughter is alive, she played hooky from work that day and was walking along a beach in new jersey, told no one. she walks in
the door later that day to a completely hysterical mother.