I am very grateful to live at a time when there are so many forms of transportation. It's about a hundred miles to our nearest family members and I'm so glad that we have the ability to get there in about two hours. There are many times when I wish that we lived closer, but really we're very blessed to be as close as we are. I know that many people have to travel much further to see their families.
I'm also grateful that we can visit those who live further away. Just a century ago it was much harder to get from place to place. Transportation has made the world a smaller place and given people the opportunity to see things they might never have had a chance to see otherwise.