At this time tomorrow night we’ll be landing in DC.
This is our first capital V Vacation since we went to Belize last summer. Since then it’s just been small trips to our home towns or college towns, weekends and such. We fly out tomorrow morning and don’t come back until next Sunday.
Which means: Fourth of July in the nation’s capital. How badass is that? Pretty badass, if I say so myself (and I do).
For the next sixish months Wes will be working crazy hours six days a week. Such is the life of a civil engineer, I suppose, but I don’t have to like it. So this is our once chance to get away from the chaos that is Life.
I’ll be glad to leave behind a job where people routinely place paper towels in the toilet, refuse to flush the toilet after pooping in it and throw in the odd red marker, requiring a new fucking toilet. My job, it sometimes feels like I’m babysitting again. Only adults can’t be taught like children can.
Our flight tomorrow has a seven-hour layover, which sounds less than ideal to most people, but gives me a chance to spend time with cousins I hardly see. To meet three new members of the family, who in reality aren’t that new. My cousin got married almost a year ago, his brother had a baby over a year ago and their sister just had a new baby boy. Even though we’ll be together next month in Idaho for a family reunion it will be nice to have a relaxed afternoon with them away from all the rest of the family who hasn’t seen them.
In other news (yes, it’s scattered, but I’m on my second glass of wine and need to go to sleep), Wes finally broke down and got an iPhone. I think he’s in love with it and will sleep with it tonight like a kid does with Christmas presents. Now he can download all the ridiculous games he wants to without having to ask permission.
Random thoughts and pictures to follow during the week.