So, today I had my first ever time in First Class - well I haven't gotten to the plane yet. I am in Miami Airport in the "special lounge." It makes me wonder how I never travelled this way before. Upgrades are the best!
I met a very interesting man here. I overheard him talking to someone saying that he was going to the North Pole. I thought that was odd and ironic. We began to chat. It turns out that he has an 8 year old son. He is a retired military pilot from Europe and travels 250 days a year for his job now! That is a lot of flying!
He told story about how he was going to see... SANTA CLAUS! For real! It was a fantastic story about how his son wanted proof that there was Santa and he had reasons to go up there for work. So, he decided that he was going to do what it takes to let Santa know about his son! I thought it was amazing and was so happy to see the spirit of the season in full force! Wow!
In case you were wondering, first class at night looks like this to Mr. S. !
Mr. Szymanski is a 1st grade teacher at Walt Disney Elementary School in Chicago, IL. He is bringing the world to his classroom with the help of National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions. Here, he chronicles his adventures to Antarctica and South America in December 2014.