Yup. Back in the 80s I was flying back from Nevada at night. It was pretty black until we flew over the east coast, got really bad over Jersey/NY. The realization was startling, and that was 40 years ago. Can't image what that same flight would look like now.
I don't have too many things on my bucket list, but seeing the Milky Way again is on it, can't see it here anymore. I'd like to take a ride out to the desert to see it.