Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Be Careful What You Complain About

I travel a fair amount for work and often get a "you're so lucky" reaction. I tend to grumble. I rarely have time before or after a trip to extend my stay and do a little sightseeing. I'm often working even longer hours than if I was at home. And then there is the discomfort that plane travel has become.

To the left is the view from my hotel window on a recent trip to Long Beach, California. I had run back to the room during the lunch break at the conference to participate on a call with my office. I was walking around the room and noticed for the first time what a nice view I had (I had arrived via the more working areas of the harbor and hadn't been in the room in daylight before this). Anyway, I couldn't resist taking a picture to prove my grumbling point - good weather, good location, who has time to enjoy it!

So I think God decided to call my bluff. My next trip was to Detroit, Michigan. Don't get me wrong, I know there are nice areas and interesting things to see if I had time, but not a beach! Plus, as a topper, to the right is the view out the plane window as we landed.