Tuesday, 30 September 2014

We've Come A Long Way from the Stage Coach

This is what dusk at 37,000 feet over Northern Ontario looks like. How cool is that? Air travel never ceases to amaze me.

Roughly 2884 kilometres (or for my American friends, 1792 miles) in only four hours? Imagine what our grandparents would say about that?

I remember visiting Fort Edmonton Park and seeing a historic stage coach with a sign beside it that said, if I remember correctly, that it used to leave Edmonton on a Monday and arrive in Calgary on the following Friday. The distance? About 299 kilometres (186 miles).

My, how times have changed! Five days to travel 299km versus four hours to travel 2884km. Almost mind boggling, isn't it?

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