Atlanta Below

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.

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