I live in rural Maine. My small town has about 53 people living here. It is peaceful and quiet.
However whenever you want or need something you have to drive to get it. In this part of Maine when we talk about going somewhere we never say, “It’s so many miles.” Instead we say, “It takes so many hours to get there.”
Today my sister needed to be in Bangor for an xray. Bangor is 2 hours from her house. Her house is 20 minutes from mine in the other direction. So today I traveled almost three hours to get where we needed to go.
We have lived here almost 25 years and understand the time frame of travelling in this neck of the woods. It is part of a day’s planning.
Because of driving distances I have learned to make “take out” items from scratch! I make a mean pizza. I need to get better at Chinese! No matter we love it here.
So you see I live where distance is measured in time rather than miles!