I’m taking nothing but my feet and public transportation to the glamorous Seatac Airport today, a first for me. Not saying this to brag about how deeply I care about the environment or the thoughtless gesture it implies, it just got me thinking about what a pain travel planning was prior to smart phones and location-based services like Google Maps. Prior to Google Maps, I woulda’ just said screw it, let me drive my 8 seat Hummer Suburban there!
Now, I’ve driven to the airport 1,000’s of times (was traveling quite a bit for work there, if anyone wants to buy some Marriot Rewards Points ™ or Alaska Airlines Mileage Explosion Points ™ I’ll give you a real good price) and I ALWAYS parked at Masterpark Lot C, because it’s the best, because it’s got electrolytes in it; and never once had I considered that you could actually take public transit there. You can!
Road trips and hiking trips are the 2 spots where a sense of direction are most evidently important to me – I guess I should more accurately say, my poor sense of direction comes out. You might not have enough of a signal to get your Google Maps up, and who carries a paper map? If you’re wondering, yes, Google Maps has generously contributed $1 for every reference I make to it’s amazing product Google Maps. Did I mention I’ve used this great product called Google Maps to route my trip to minimize the amount of time AND carbon footprint my trip today to the glamorous Seatac Airport today will be. Thank you Google Maps, and Google Maps to all of you.