Sunday, October 12, 2008

Empty spaces

My oldest son let me know he was coming home a few days sooner than expected from his extended trip to Hong Kong. I arrived at the Pullman Regional Airport at 9:30pm to pick him up and was greeted with the scene before you. Lights off at the single ticket counter and not a soul in sight. This airport has 2 gates just beyond the security checkpoint you see ahead, and a seating area in front for maybe 30 people. The airport is about 3 miles from both Moscow, Idaho and Pullman, Washington and services Alaska and Horizon Airlines. The runway is a modest 6731 feet long and set among the rolling wheat fields of the Palouse.

I think one of the nice things about living in a small community is that everything else is small as well...and there are no lines to wait in!

4 comments:

lindab said...

It seems just like taking the bus - but again without the crowds!

Am enjoying your blog - we both seem to have started a photo blog at the same time.

JM said...

I understand what you mean. Enjoy the beneficts of living in a small community while you can... Oeiras, where I live, used to be a very calm place until some years ago when big demography changes have occurred...

Greg said...

I think the picture could be of a rural airport anywhere in the world. It certainly reminds me of one i went through a few times in the past!

Sherry said...

Linda, thank you for your comment. I hope you are having as much fun with your bog as I am with this one! :)

JM, hopefully we will never have to worry about a big growth spurt here. I think change is great, I just don't want it here! haha

You are tight, it could be any rural airport Greg. It just struck me when I walked in how very small it really is here. Especially when I sat there...alone...for 20 minutes. Pretty eerie!