Today was Day 2 on our USA Perimeter flight and fly we did – Niagara Falls, New York to Jackman, Maine.
If what’s happened so far is any sign, we’re destined to meet great people as we travel around the rim. Yesterday when we landed at Niagara Falls, Calspan Air Services was supposed to have an Enterprise car waiting for us. It was Sunday afternoon, there was no car and there was no way to get one until Monday. Not there, not anywhere. They did lend us their courtesy car for a few hours but it had to be back to them by 11 p.m. Our motel was a 15 – 20 minute drive downtown, and without transportation, we were going to be stuck with long cab or Uber rides for everything we’d planned. That’s when Kevin, a long time employee and a former NY police officer, stepped up to volunteer on his own time to drop us off and pick us up. Not only did he deliver us downtown that evening, he picked us up from our motel this morning – on his day off – and took us back to the airport. We tried to tell him we’d make other arrangements. We tried to pay him. We did everything in our power to convince him it was OK, but the guy just refused to not help us. He was incredible.