This morning, I am in Bar Harbor, Maine.
As you know, I contribute to a monthly Photography In The Parks column on the National Parks Traveler website. Because of this, most (if not all) of my vacations from my day job are centered around trips to national parks.
About three months ago, I purchased a plane ticket to Maine, paid for a rental cottage in Bar Harbor, pre-paid for a rental car (a Toyota Avalon, which is pretty darned nice, as they bumped me up to mid-size rather than economy at no extra charge), and made preparations to spend my days visiting Acadia National Park.
As you know, the shutdown has caused havoc with the national parks.
I was perusing the items on my Facebook Page – one of the pages I like is CNN. One of their posts announced they were looking for people to email them with changes they had made to their vacation / wedding / other plans regarding a visit to a national park. I was at the airport in Houston and I typed an email out on my phone and sent it off to CNN.
Lo and behold, as I was sitting on the plane waiting for it to finish loading and get ready for take-off, I received an answer back from CNN wanting to hold an email interview and asking me to answer some questions for them. So, I did – all before the plane left the ground. And CNN printed part of my interview, along with others they interviewed.
Here’s the link. I’m the photographer mentioned regarding Acadia National Park.
My 15 minutes of fame.
P.S. Stay tuned for photos from Maine