Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010
By Tracey Myers
Somewhere between San Jose and San Francisco
Traveling can allow you time to think. At the moment I'm on CalTrain (think Metra for a milder climate) to San Francisco, where a longtime friend has been kind enough to take me in for Thanksgiving.
This has been a long road trip, there's no doubt about it. It's the longest I've been on in my hockey years; think the Stars had an 8 or 9-day trek through the Northeast a few years ago, but that was pretty compact in the New YorkPennsyvlania area. This gig has its glamour, folks, there's no doubt about it. But traveling all over the country, be it this one or Canada, can be tough. You get tired. You get cranky. You forget the upside.
But on Thanksgiving, all the bad takes a breather. I realize how fortunate I am. I'm thankful for my job, even when it takes me to sub-zero temperatures in Western Canada. I'm thankful for the travel, because I get to see so many places. I'm thankful for my San Francisco connection, because, sadly, too many people don't have a place to go today.
So in the midst of all my yapping, joking, tongue-in-cheeking on this road trip, today I'm thanking. Wherever life has taken you all today, I hope you're spending it with family, friends, coworkers, teammates, whoever.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, and I'll be back with you tomorrow from Southern California.
Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.