I’ve said these words so many times after a trip, for work or for pleasure, or for both: “I’m not going to travel for a while; I’m going to stay home for at least x months!” And why shouldn’t I stay home? I live in one of the biggest travel destinations in the world (Golden Gate Bridge=#1 tourist destination on Earth). It’s not like I live in Cincinnati or Kansas. Late at night, a force beyond my control, starts clicking on my Expedia, Virgin America, and Hotels.com bookmarks.
So I just got home from a trip to Chicago and then LA and I said to myself “‘I’m not going to travel for a while; I’m going to stay home for at least x months!” This time x was supposed to equal 6. In six months, my dream tropical vacation has been booked and paid for. But then I was at my girlfriend Eleni Polaire’s home last night and she said, casually “So when are we taking that trip we talked about?” Ahh, the trip we talked about, right. Well as you can she had me backed me into a corner, arms tied, and so, I was forced to say “How about mid June in DC?”
And then, she furthered her interrogation and coercion by asking, “I’ll look at hotels and you check out flights? How about these dates?” I had no choice but to submit as one can clearly see. I was also terrified that Virgin would sell out every flight to every airport in DC for dates 7 weeks from now so I knew I had to act fast.
On top of this, a friend of hers from DC was there doing handy man stuff and he was from DC. He rattled off a bunch of places to see and restaurants to eat at. Eleni’s evil cohort at work here. These people are ruthless!
I love DC. There’s no place like it in the world. And I have never been to a few of the must-see museums or had dinner at one of the must-eat-at Ethiopian restaurants which I now have the names of filed away in an Evernote doc. On top of all this, I have some great friends I have not seen in ages in DC.
And so, I look forward to all of this in DC come mid-June. Eleni and I will be arriving on flight #265 from SFO. After that I swear I will not travel for six