3 months or 6 hours?

Yesterday, on a short 30 mile training ride ;), I passed the Portland Airport. As I rode by at an 18 mph clip, I watched the planes taking off and landing. I thought, this trip, that is taking hours of research, training, uprooting my life completely will take me about 3 months. And, it's amazing that a plane could take me from destination A to B in about 6 hours. Same start and ending states, but a completely different journey. Fascinating.