I’ve never been there, Helena, that is. For that matter, I’ve never been to any of Montana, or North Dakota, or Idaho, or Wyoming. At last count, I’ve been in 31 of the 50 United States as well as Puerto Rico, but I don’t feel like I’ve actually seen much. Most of my travel has been for business, and typically that means you see the airport, the hotel, the client site, and maybe a couple of restaurants at your destination. There isn’t much time for sightseeing. There isn’t much to see in most of the places I’ve been, anyway.
In some cases, the extent to which I was there is limited to the airport. My only trip to Utah was an hour spent in the Salt Lake City airport, on my way home from Australia. It was late spring in Sydney, meaning the temperatures were in the upper 80’s (30-plus Celsius), and it was late autumn in SLC, meaning it was snowy and colder than a penguin’s backside.
I regret that I didn’t take more advantage of the travel that I did, but when you come right down to it, if I hadn’t traveled on business, it’s doubtful I’d have seen any of those places.
Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. It’s also part of Just Jot It January, another thing Linda is running. You can find the rules for both at the page I’ve linked above.
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