January 27, 2008

Missed major cities

I have regrets over missing easy opportunities to see major cities.

Ottawa: I overslept and missed the bus for a college trip. A roommate could have woken me up but thought I wanted to sleep in. I was really planning to go.

Philadelphia: About 30 miles away in the late afternoon I thought I had done enough driving for the day and dismissed the idea of visiting. Now I realize I should have just forged ahead and seen at least a couple of sights.

New Orleans: I had driven a charter bus for a fishing trip less than 30 miles away and the idea of visiting was proposed. Since I had not researched where to drive or park, I was too nervous about the idea to consider it. This was a few months before Hurricane Katrina, and now it's too late to see the city the way it was at that time.

1 comment:

Jas said...

It would be awesome to have the funds and ability to just pick up and go to the places we missed.

Hell, even the places we still want to go.

And yeah, poetry annoys the living shit out of me.

Unless it's about the Giving Tree.