Monday, May 16, 2016

Ode to BTV

South Burlington, VT

My daily routine when visiting Jens house begins with a visit to the Burlington Airport (BTV) just two blocks away.   I bring a quart of coffee, and a tablet.   I sit in front of the picture windows at BTV while I first browse the daily news, and then spend an hour on an online physics course.

BTV offers:

  • An unhurried stress free environment.  It is the opposite of the harried scenes and long TSA lines seen on TV.  
  • For travelers, commercial flights arrive and depart about once every 40 minutes.
  • No lines for tickets, baggage, security, and food.
  • BTV offers stuffed chairs, and sofas for people waiting.  Lots of interesting art.  A yoga room, a nursing mother room.  Most important about 400 feet of picture windows offering the only unobstructed views of The Green Mountains in the area. 
  • Quiet
  • An old control tower turned into an observation deck for aviation enthusiasts.
  • Fixed-frame TV monitors offering soothing views of peaceful scenes that move a little but not much.
  • Tables, chairs, benches and AC power outlets for people who want to use their computers.
  • Rocking chairs positioned in front of the picture windows.
No coffee shop or library that I've ever seen provides a more pleasant place to relax and do your stuff.

I may be shooting myself in the foot by revealing this open secret, but what the heck.






Note the rocking chairs

If there was a TSA security line, it would be here.




Cool art

2 comments:

  1. Great post and wonderful photos. You have a lovely blog. I have been to Vermont many times and I just love it there! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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  2. Great post and wonderful photos. You have a lovely blog. I have been to Vermont many times and I just love it there! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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