Today, about 60 kids from the Spokane, Wa. area will be going on a flight to the North Pole.
Each year, with the help of more than 100 elves and incredible amount of local and regional support, the Spokane Fantasy Flight takes about 60 kids from shelters and community programs in the Spokane area to the airport, onto an airplane and, after about a 30-minute flight, to the North Pole for a full day of magic, complete with reindeer, all the candy you can eat, a visit with Santa and, of course, piles and piles of presents.
I went along as an embedded elf last year and it was so much fun that I’ve signed up to join the elves again.
Before we can get on that flight to the North Pole, of course, we’ll have to get through the security checkpoint at the airport.
And then, of course, we’ll have to make sure to find the right gate for our flight.
I’ll report back tomorrow on whether or not jingle-belled elves are subject to enhanced TSA pat-downs and, of course, I’ll let Santa know that you’ve been very, very good.
“Notes,” the embedded elf…
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