A Matter of Distance...
A Google Earth moment.
I grew up in New England. I live in Los Angeles.
In the twenty-odd years I lived in New England trips to Boston were considered long. In twenty-odd years in Los Angeles, trips of that length were considered lunch. The commute I engage in daily for work was one that I had to seriously beg my parents to make to see "Star Wars" in Dolby. I've become a curious hybrid of LA and New England: I don't think twice about driving to Santa Barbara for lunch, but I think it's sinful not to walk to the Beverly Center