I'm trying to get better at condensing my trip/visit reports. In case you've been curious, the reason I do this is just to try and fix things in my own mind. (Well, that's the primary reason; I also want to let y'all know what I'm up to.) Our family would go on great vacations when I was a kid, and they had a big impact on me, but I'm stunned by how little I can remember when I try to recall specific vacations. Part of this is because I don't have any photos in front of me, so I'm not able to prompt those memories. Since I never take pictures, I'm a little concerned that ten years from now I'll have absolutely no recollection of all the fun stuff I did right after moving to California.
The flip side, of course, is that if I spend an hour writing about what I did, that's an hour I'm not actually doing something new. So I want to write enough to spin up my mind in the future without necessarily putting down every detail.
So: this past weekend, I flew out to DC for Wade's bachelor party. Wade is getting married the first weekend in December so a group of his high school and college friends went to give him a night on the town. Josh, Nate and I represented from Wheaton North; Dave and Earl (and someone else whose name escapes me but was only there for the beginning) carried the VT banner. I arrived a bit before 5 and met up with the others at the ESPN Zone. We drank huge glasses of beer and watched a variety of televised college football games. Good times.
Oh, right.... it just now occurred to me that we're not supposed to go into a lot of detail about what happens at these things. I guess I'll use code for the rest.
* Went to see the H at the DCI. Nobody went up but it was an awesome S. Best moments were "Booie" and Disneyland.
* Went B-H at AM. Extremely crowded but still fun.
* Returned to an IP for the rest of the night. Nate met an "I" m.
Wow, that made it REALLY short! Cool.