I have a busy few weeks ahead: four trips scheduled in the next 6 weeks.
The week after next, I am deserting Sue and travelling to Charlotte, NC, for a business trip. I leave Sunday night and return home Thursday night. I would like to tell you that I really like the city of Charlotte, but truth be told, our offices are outside of the city and so I have never been downtown. I am not sure how many of you have been on business trips, but I do not find them particularly fun. The routine is pretty simple, have breakfast and bad coffee at a generic hotel, go to the office early, spend all day working, back to the hotel for a couple of hours, dinner either alone or with some colleagues at a random restaurant, back to the hotel to work for a few more hours, watch “The Daily Show” & “Late Night with Stephen Colbert,” go to sleep then rinse and repeat.
I arrive back from Charlotte on Thursday afternoon, spend Friday doing my laundry and packing for the next trip. Saturday morning, we leave for our spring break trip to Costa Rica. We have booked the flights, hotels and many of the day trips, so those are all taken care of. In the next week or so, we will look at the map and plan the driving portion of the trip, but I will leave that for another post.
We return from Costa Rica on Sunday, March 31. On the following Thursday, I am once again abandoning my lovely wife to head to Phoenix with my son, Josh. We are going to the home opening weekend of the Arizona Diamondbacks (Abi: that is baseball –yay sports!). We have tickets for two games, Friday, their home opener, and Saturday. They are playing the Boston Red Sox. We hope to see Zack Greinke and Chris Sale pitch. One more stadium off the tour list.
Two weeks later, Sue and I are going to my sister’s house in PA for the weekend. The entire extended family will be there. My sister, her husband and all four of her kids; my brother, his wife and three kids; my mother, son and his wife; and potentially some of the other kids’ partners will all be there. We are not a quiet family, so there will be a ton of noise and general madness. It is always great fun.
After we return from PA, it is a quick 6 weeks or so and school is done. I guess we need to start planning our summer trip…