My father worked with people from Russia who lived right outside of NYC. When relatives came to visit, they had a list of places they wanted to see, like the city, the Statue of Liberty, and the Grand Canyon. They had no idea how far the canyon was from the New York area, and did not understand why they couldn't just hop in the car and drive there. Once they were shown the atlas and the actual scope of what we be involved in such a trip, they were astounded!
The physical education I received only gave me (and many others) a distaste for sports. The phys ed teachers I had were sadistic ex jocks, obsessed with football and cruelty. Competition and winning were religion to these people. There was no attempt to make exercise fun. I have always been an active person, (hiking, biking, weights, etc.) but have zero interest in team sports. I blame those bastards.