Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 94: Central Airports

Although the Sacramento airport (SMF) doesn't have very good public transportation options, at least it is quite close to the downtown core, unlike many other major metropolitan airports that are located well outside the central City. 

Case in point:  Chicago's O'Hare (ORD) airport. 

It's great that the CTA has an easy connection to the airport, and I'm sure that during rush hour the train is faster and more convenient than driving, but our transfer today seemed rather long. 

I think I've gotten spoiled by living in downtown Sac with such easy access to the highway and the airport, as the drive straight up I-5 only takes 15-20 minutes, so there's no need to leave hours ahead of time to catch a flight.  So even if SMF doesn't have direct connections to some of the places we fly most often, that convenience and ease of access often are worth the extra stop or additional flight time.


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