I'm very much goal oriented when I take the trouble to travel 100 miles round trip to my dark site. If newbies or my family are there, I might take them on a rambling tour of showpiece objects from memory. Or if I'm home, I might do the same. But when I'm on task at the dark site, I'm loaded for bear and focused on the hunt
The round trip to our site is 140 miles, we have a house there where my larger scopes live. It's a blue zone on the desert side of the mountains at about 4000 feet where it is most often clear. I get out there a lot.
I have been doing this long enough that I can just enjoy the night sky in a relaxed manner. Naked eye and binoculars are on the menu, a 3 or 4 inch refractor is on the menu as is some sort of a larger Dobsonian. There is time to savor it all.