Living here is like a bad version of ‘Airport 77’

July 6, 2022

In 2016, I was living in Palm Springs (California...you know...Frank Sinatra-land) ...working on various business ventures...and drinking entirely too much.

I knew I needed a big change and I started looking around. For some reason, Scottsdale kept popping in to my head. I had never actually been to Scottsdale, but I figured why not give it a whirl?

4 months later, I was living in the land of boob jobs and golf courses.

So what happened for the next year? Getting nothing done and drinking too much.

*Sigh*

It was then I realized my issues had nothing to do about where I lived. They had everything to do with where my head lived. So I went about figuring all that out...and in the next 2 years got dealt some hard lessons I won't get in to now...except to say the lessons sucked ass, but alas I did need them.

I Moved Away...Then I Made the Mistake...of Moving Back to Snottsdale

After moving away from Arizona, I decided to move back...

'The second time would be better.'

'The drivers surely would be better, right?'

It was not. And they certainly were not.

'Airport 77' - When they should have stopped at '75'

If you haven't watched any of the 'Airport' movies...you should. The first one came out in 1970 I believe. A classic. Dean Martin and Burt Lancaster were in it, enough said. Then 'Airport 75' came out. I liked it alot. Charlton Heston and George Kennedy starred, so you knew it would be overacted. But still...wildly entertaining. Any movie with George Kennedy was good, so there you go. (and Karen Black was a hottie).

Then 'Airport 77' was released. Plane crashes in the water, there is expensive art on board or some such blather, so it literally jumped the shark. Abysmal.

What Do Hot Desert Cities and 747s Have to Do With Each Other?

I should have left well-enough alone. I should not have moved back, although in some respects I don't regret it.

But, I (mistakenly) thought running to something (or just running in general) would solve things.

They did not.

The filmmakers thought '77' would be a great idea. It was not.

So there you go.

Why Am I Telling You All This?

Travel can trick you (I mean experience travel, not Club Med travel). You have to have your head on somewhat straight before you can absorb all the gifts (and challenges) of travel. Travel can be a fantastic diversion but it won't fix anything.

Some may argue me on this. But I am right.

If you do decide to travel (and I actually think you should...just go get your grey matter house in order first) then check our daily free flights tracker. We find the cheap fares (for your sabbatical to Nepal...or even Cleveland) so you don't have to.

You have better things to do with your time, like going to Blockbuster to rent 'Snakes on a Plane'...

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