I was sitting in a conference room at corporate HQ near Detroit MI, with a group of us from across the country. Most of us drove in, except for the guys from California and Massachusetts. All of a sudden, an engineer comes running in, and turns on the projection TV, just in time for us to see the 2nd plane hit. The guy from CA stayed in town until flights resumed, the guy from MA found a rental car and drove home.
I remember gas jumping $$/gallon, I didn’t care, I filled-up so I could make it home. Felt terrible to be away from the family while this was going on.