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Santa and CTU

The seventh season of 24 begins Sunday, January 11, 2009.

Mark your calendars and don’t miss a minute!  I can’t wait to see what adventure await Jack and the team this year!

December 29, 2008 Posted by | 24, trucking | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

So this is Christmas

We here at ATAW have enjoyed our Christmas break and are gearing up for the new year. 

I got this video today from “Catfish” – my sister in Missouri.  They made it to Celine Dion’s version of So This is Christmas for their church Christmas play.  Great photos from World War Two and thought you would all enjoy!

Hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and a great New Year!

December 29, 2008 Posted by | Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Norad Tracks Santa

Christmas Eve is upon us and all the good boys and girls across the globe are anxiously awaiting Santa’s arrival.

The wonderful men and women at NORAD have been tracking Santa for many years.  Check for updates into the night at NORAD Tracks Santa.  I wonder if they pulled Col. O’Neal off assignment with SG-1 to assist……

To our deer hunters out there, remember – if it flies, it’s probably one of Santa’s….  Don’t shoot! 🙂

December 24, 2008 Posted by | trucking | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Countdown – Jimmy Stewart and Lucille Ball

December 23, 2008 Posted by | trucking, Video | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Christmas Countdown – Oh, Holy Night

Oh, Holy Night, sung by Martina McBride…

December 22, 2008 Posted by | trucking, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Countdown – Diamond Rio

Diamond Rio’s rendition of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” – turn up the volume and enjoy!

December 20, 2008 Posted by | trucking, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Countdown – Jingle Bells

“Jingle Bells” as only The Statler Brothers can do it!

December 19, 2008 Posted by | trucking, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Countdown – I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Rascal Flatts does a fantastic rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” – tonight’s Christmas Countdown.

December 18, 2008 Posted by | trucking, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Special Santa Skylanes Mean No Delay for Santa’s Sleigh

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Santa and Col. Steven Shepro look on while U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters signs off on special “Santa Skylanes,” Santa will have access to the same military airspace that President Bush announced would be made available to civilian flights during the holiday period.

Photo Credit: US Dept of Trans/James Kim Photography

Santa Claus will enjoy special express lanes in the skies over the United States to help him make speedy deliveries to good girls and boys on Christmas Eve, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters announced today.

By using the special “Santa Skylanes,” Santa will have access to the same military airspace that President Bush announced would be made available to civilian flights during the holiday period.

“We know Santa Claus must adhere to a really tight schedule to get to every house on his list,” said Secretary Peters, as she presented Santa his Christmas Eve flight certificate at Andrews Air Force Base.  “Allowing him to use military airspace will ensure that crowded skies won’t mean empty stockings on Christmas morning.  It just wouldn’t do to have the gridlock Grinch stealing Christmas.”        

Secretary Peters said the temporary use of military airspace for civilian flights, made available by the U.S. AIr Force, significantly reduced travel times during last year’s holiday period.  Last year’s “Holiday Express Lanes” allowed some East Coast flights to trim 100 miles off their trip, while 4,800 flights used California military airspace to save over 99,000 miles. 

This year, Holiday Express Lanes have been expanded to help Santa and commercial aircraft navigate over busy areas of the Midwest, the Southwest, and the West Coast, including the skies over Phoenix and Los Angeles.  Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the lanes were used by almost 2,400 flights and were especially helpful in routing around bad weather on Nov. 30, the busy Sunday after Thanksgiving. 

Press release from the Department of Transportation

December 18, 2008 Posted by | trucking | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Countdown – Dennis Day and Jack Benny

This is too funny!  For those of us who listen to Old Time Radio on XM Satellite Radio, it is a treat!

December 17, 2008 Posted by | trucking, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment