The Bigsmall Distances

Thursday, April 26, 2012

This weekend I got to spend some time with my best friend. It was a bit surreal as I am usually 1000+ miles away from her at this time of year. Since we graduated high school, I've only been able to see her over the summer and winter breaks. But this semester she's studying abroad in Rome and I am, of course, in Florence.

Now, since Florence is about four hours away from Rome (1.5 if you take the fast train) one would think that I would have plenty of time to see over the course of the semester. What's four hours when there's usually twenty-four? As it turns out, quite a lot

Now, I'm from Texas, and I don't know if you've heard, but things are a bit bigger there. You can travel about ten hours and still be in the state. And I don't mean cheating and going around the periphery, I'm talking about tip to tip. Growing up we traveled up to the hill country pretty frequently to see my Dad's family. It's about a three or four hour drive. We didn't consider it far. We traveled about seven hours to see my mom's family, and that seemed a bit long. But, we're a family of road trippers. Seriously, we're pros.Which brings me to my point.

FOUR HOURS IS A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME.

I'm losing my Texan perspective . . .

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