Any time you travel there are the blessings of on-time departures, early arrivals and smart, kind personnel. There are also the things that are not so much.
- Airport restroom stalls that are too small to change your mind in let alone accommodate your rollaboard and purse
- Toilet seat covers that are so ephemeral they rip while pulling them out of the holder or float off the seat before you have a chance to weigh them down
- Airport PA systems that sound like "osknadr;2b'onvoivj[ait" which could be fine except they expect you to respond.
Some very good and long-standing businesses have gone out of business. It's hard to accept that when a business does something so well that it can still go lights out.
- Ten 01 - beautiful restaurant with so so food in a fabulous location, no explanation
- Everett Street Bistro - outstanding breakfast place closed due to multiple defaults on the lease
- Alu Wine Bar - when we arrived all we saw was a notice of trustee sale
There's something about putting your life in your peripheral vision while on a weekend getaway that helps your back matter sieve through that life for patterns, insight and perspectives. After 3 days of play, on the plane ride home, I had no fewer than 9 epiphanies. These are revelations that change how I live my life. Almost anything that can give me that kind of insight on how to live is worth it