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Westward ho!

October 14, 2012
By MARY BURNS DEAS , The OBSERVER

Grumbling about the small bag of peanuts or mini-pretzels is something a pioneer would have rejoiced about if that was his only travel worry as he found himself digging his wagon out of yet another muddy rut in the road. His progress towards his destination was painstakingly slow and arduous. The speed and distance we travel today would be something beyond his wildest dreams and something most of us obviously take for granted as we fly through the air, cross the plains with ease, and nap or nibble on our downsized portions of snacks. At least these were this author's thoughts on a brief cross country trip to Salt Lake City for a wedding last weekend.

 
 

 

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