On the Road - An Anniversary Tradition (2010 Edition)

Since our wedding anniversary is just over a week after the anniversary of when we met (separated by several years, of course), the Mr. and I have made it a new tradition to take a vacation during Anniversary Season each year. And the season is upon us now!

Marking one year after our wedding, we went to Vegas, baby! Which reminds me, I never did tell you the story of how we went to see Wayne Brady's amazing one-man variety show and he pulled me up on stage for some improv comedy hijinks. (The punchline is: "There I was, on the stage at the Venetian, down on all fours, Wayne Brady riding me like a donkey." TRUE.)

To celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary, we made a pilgrimage to our nation's capital, Washington, DC. We stayed in a beautiful brownstone around the corner from the Iraqi Embassy in Dupont Circle. In the Capitol building, we saw Nancy Pelosi walk by with one of my high school friends (he is now one of her advisors). And we witnessed Christopher Hitchens attempt to convince someone sitting next to him at a bar in an Indian restaurant that Harper's is not the same thing as Harper's Bazaar. (Nor indeed are they "close enough".)

This time, we are heading to Seattle and Vancouver, BC. We have never traveled to the Pacific Northwest, and we are greatly looking forward to it. Not least because in Seattle, we are staging a reunion with four of my high school friends who have all landed there since our days at Groves! Facebook, have I told thee lately how much I adore thee? We are meeting at The Unicorn, a bar founded earlier this year by my h.s. friend Adam. Here's a link to a review -- I can't wait!

We'll stay three nights in Seattle, then up to Vancouver for four nights. We are taking the train from Seattle to Vancouver -- we hear it is beautiful!

We have no agenda for this vacation other than relaxing, drinking a lot of coffee to counterbalance the relaxation (OK, that's just me), eating great Asian food, checking out the local museums, taking in the scenery, and celebrating three years of wedded bliss (and overall nine years together!).

1 comment:

Jean said...

Happy anniversary season! I hope you have a blast in Seattle and Vancouver; I remember both fondly!