There’s nothing worse than seeing something in the distance without the ability to walk to it. This happens to me at airports. I’ll see something interesting in the distance without a clear path for foot travel. But a little persistence can go a long way.
I’ve walked from LAX to the hotels on Century Boulevard to get an Uber. That saved me lots of time and money. I’ve also walked to the In N Out Burger from the same airport. Each hike provided a personal air show of landing jumbo jets.
The straight line between the Cleveland Airport and the Sheraton is about 300 yards but to walk there requires a serpentine route that takes about 20 minutes.
Yesterday I had a flight from Atlanta. I arrived at the airport with plenty of time to spare. That made my decision to walk to the C concourse quite reasonable.
It’s only about a mile from the landside terminal to my airside gate. Other than a few pilots and custodial staff, I was completely alone walking under the airport. Along the way, I was able to take in quite a few art exhibits and a pretty interesting historical display.
The walking was easy and the smooth floor allowed a frictionless environment for pushing my spinner case.
My only regret was not going all the way to the end which would have added another half hour. Next time I won’t be so lazy.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.