ALBERTA RAIN, GREAT GUIDE TO INTERNET ETIQUETTE IN THE SKY
BANFF, Alberta - Don't you hate it when you have one day to see something and you get rained out?
A bunch of writers from North America made the trek from Jasper to Banff yesterday but we didn't see much of the scenery due to heavy clouds and then rain.
Still, we managed to get a few shots of some towering mountains and spotted some goats at the side of the road. We saw several deer at the Jasper Park Golf Club, a really good Stanley Thompson design we played Monday, and then another deer and an elk outside the Banff Springs Hotel last night.
Of course, I took advantage and ordered venison at the Waldhaus Restaurant at the Banff Springs Hotel. Darned good, it was.
It looks rainy again today but later in the week is supposed to be better.
TIMBIT NATION TWO
Good read in today's Star by Cathal Kelly on the invasion, so to speak, of New York by Tim Hortons. Shame on the outlets for not having maple glazed doughnuts on hand, however. Seriously, it's a real misstep on their part; like opening a Starbucks and saying, sorry, we're out of milk for lattes.
WATCHING THE WEB
Further to my recent point about a former Philadelphia ballplayer who liked to peruse porn on team flights and didn't see why people were upset, Air Tran Airways has issued what it calls an "Internetiquette" guide to what people should and shouldn't do with wi-fi in the air.
There's some fun stuff, including a bit about you should open your laptop when the flight attendant says it's okay and not simply when the guy next to you launches into his boring life story. Also: don't use the bathroom as a web conference room and leave the trip to Vegas photo out of sight on your photo gallery page, just in case you doze off.
Go to www.airtran.com/internetiquette for details.