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I Can Has Vacation?

by VM Brasseur on May 25th, 2007

Yes! V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!

I’ve decided to just up and fly away for a while. Granted it ain’t happening until August but it’s happening, dammit, and that’s what matters.

After a quick net search I found a $225 roundtrip fare from Oakland to DC. $225? I’d be mad to pass on a price like that, and I’m not mad…yet.

Why DC?

  • I’ve never been there, so it’s overdue for a visit by me.
  • My friend Tom, whom I’ve known since 1990, longer than anyone else who isn’t family, is out there in Quantico, VA and said I can stay with him.
  • There may be another couple of friends in Maryland.
  • All the museums are free and kick ass.
  • They have great food.
  • I really need a break and a week completely removed from my world would be a good thing.
  • Why not DC?

I’m really excited. I’ve never just taken off to a destination without having some ulterior motive, like a conference or helping people move across country. It’s an entire week of being a dreadfully parasitic tourist and I can hardly wait!

Tom, BTW, is great. Out of the blue he gets a call from me. He listens for a couple of seconds and immediately says, “You’re always welcome anytime. Come on over.” But first he had to tell me that I’d caught him sitting in the sun at a cafe, watching all the Marines walk by and noticing how good they look in their khakis. Yeah, this is gonna be a good week. 🙂

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  1. I’m so stoked about my trip that this evening I ran right out and bought Lonely Planet’s Guide to Washington DC and I’ve already found the first item on my “Must Visit” list: The National Museum of Health and Medicine. All sorts of goofy stuff on display, including bits of Lincoln’s skull. How could I miss that? It would be unpatriotic.

    Have I mentioned yet that I can’t wait? Because I can’t. I’m gonna walk myself silly in that town, seeing everything I can because, well, I can. Woo hoo!

  2. when will you be there? it’s only 2 hours for us down to DC – maybe we can come out for some museums and dinner?

  3. I fly out Aug. 8 and back Aug. 15.

  4. eunos94 permalink

    LOLcats rule! Yeah, I’ve spent *WAY* too many hours on teh intarweb.

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