On the Road Again
Spending extended periods of time away from home can be draining, even exhausting. And it can be disorienting at times — "Now WHICH city was I just in last week?"
But it has its moments, too.
I come to you right now from Midway Airport in Chicago, where I’m about to greet my beloved bride. She was able to get free for a few days, so during the parts of this weekend that I’m not working, we’ll be having a little working vacation. (So please, cross your fingers for no rain delays or extra innings!)
During my weekend in Denver, I found a terrific coffee place, though immediately upon finding it, I also learned that it will be closing within the week. Bittersweet, but I’m glad I found them for at least a couple of delicious Americanos.
And then there was this morning, in Denver, when I saw sights the likes of which I had never seen before. At about 6:15 a.m., heading to the airport to catch my ungodly early flight, I first saw ligthning in the eastern sky. Not quite the-world-is-ending lightning like we had after the storm the other night, but cool stuff to see nonetheless. Then the sunrise started to get going in earnest. So you had lightning in the dark in one direction, and bright orange pastels rising in another.
Then, a rainbow. One that you could see from one end to the other. And as the day gradually brightened, the rainbow grew a little more defined. And as I stopped to fill up my rental car with gas, a faint second rainbow emerged around the first one.
Just incredible stuff. And if it hadn’t been chilly, and raining, and blowing wind at about 40 mph, I would have tried to take a picture of it.
All things being equal, I would have rather still been asleep at 6:15 a.m. But if I’d been sleeping, I would have missed something I don’t figure I’ll ever forget.
I’ll have some baseball blogging for y’all over the weekend, I promise. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go over to gate A9 and surprise someone who is expecting to be met at baggage claim, not at the gate.
Currently playing on the iPod: Doves, The Last Broadcast.