Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

A Few Travel Low Points

Stan Freberg here. With all the bad weather in some parts of the country, some tourists would've been better off to stay home, believe me. Some travel low points just getting to your destination, however, after this. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg again. The recent floods on the West Coast have been more than a nightmare, and the flooding of Reno, Nevada, made it the first casinos operating under water! But beyond that, getting to a lot of places was not half the fun.

For example, "fear of flying" took on a new meaning for the 49 passengers of a British-based jet, when they were forced to make an emergency landing when the co-pilot broke into a sweat and told the pilot he was frightened of the altitude! Oh-kayyy...

The plane was diverted when the co-pilot continued to show anxiety and stress. The passengers, no doubt, followed suit.

And by the time Amtrak's "Empire Builder" pulled into Seattle 12 hours late, they had endured a 57-hour marathon from Chicago, including an 8 1/2 hour delay, while an abandoned frieght car was finally cleared from the tracks. And little did they know what kind of rain awaited them in Seattle!

But talk about delays--consider the wait of astronaut Shannon Lucid. Bad enough the Russian astronauts had welcomed her aboard because "...women love to clean!"; she set a record for a woman in space after hurricanes on Earth delayed her flight home by more than a month.

Huh. After that, what's a little rain?

Stan Freberg here.

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