I travel quite a bit. I tend to take most adventures of travel in this day and age pretty much in stride. I still enjoy long flights, if I'm in business class of course, and can pretty much handle most of the detours and speed bumps along the way in most places, in the US and beyond.
The one challenge that I continue to have, and have had for most of my life is any travel that has the word "O'hare" in it. As in "change planes", "stop in", "drive out of" or "drive to". You see, this airport is where I need to go if I want to see my family. The adventure doesn't stop here, after flying "into" O'hare, one must "drive out of" O'hare to NW Indiana. This includes a fun drive on the toll road and then a short (mileage-wise, not time-wise) on the Borman Expressway. Then of course comes the "drive to" O'hare for the return trip.
During my most recent trip I discovered a radio station that actually made the drive pleasant, almost easy. OK... not easy. It was 100.3 FM WLIV. My kind of station. If I'm going back to the place I grew up, listenting to what I think is still the best music in the world, it makes for a nice homecoming. 100.3, LOVE fm, Classic Dance and Motown. It doesn't get better than that. There aren't radio stations like this in Oregon, Massachusetts or Germany!
A couple of months ago I attended a seminar titled "Music and the Brain", and the doctor speaking said that the music you grew up with, and were your favorites, between the ages 14-21 is the music that you will respond to most positively throughout your life. So now there is even scientific proof why this music made the drive from O'hare to Hammond so SWEET!
Between the music and a good Vienna Red Hot I might grow to like O'hare, ok that's pushing it.