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Boy, I’m beat.

It was a great trip to D.C.

The plane (every seat sold) got into D.C. at 5 p.m., EST, on Monday. We landed in a thunder and lightning storm, and it was a rough landing.

By the time I got to my hotel it was almost 8 p.m. There was time to eat dinner and get my clothes ready for the conference the next morning. I passed out at 10:00 p.m., and woke up refreshed and raring to go the next morning.

The conference was amazing, and I had a wonderful time. By 3:30 p.m., I was free of responsibility. I walked back to my hotel, it was less than two blocks from the conference sight, and I enjoyed fresh air and 80 degree temperature (the storm the day before lowered D.C.’s temperatures to the bearable level).

Wednesday morning, I checked out of my hotel and took the metro to downtown D.C. For the next three hours, I walked around our nation’s capitol. I stood across the street from The White House, stared at the Washington Monument, and ate the best corned beef sandwich I’ve ever had the pleasure of consuming.

I got back home at 10:00 p.m. last night, and I have not gotten much accomplished today.

I did not have a camera, so there will be no pictures to share of my trip to Washington D.C.

Some day, I hope that you all get a chance to visit D.C. Try not to think about politics, whether you agree or disagree with the current group in power, wars or anything else. Go to D.C., drink in the sights, and consider our nation’s history.

Hopefully, I will get a chance to go back as a tourist, and have more time to visit.

In any case, it’s great to be home.

Photo credit.

Working, working, working

I’m working today, and almost all day Saturday (oy), then I will have Sunday off to rest and get ready for my Monday trip.

Monday morning, I’m up at the first butt crack of dawn to head for a Washington, D.C. conference.

I’ve gotten all of my ground transportation/lodging arranged, and stocked up on motion sickness tablets.

I’ve decided, for now, not to take my laptop, since I will only be gone two days.

On Wednesday morning and early afternoon, I will have some time to tour D.C., where I have never visited before.

So for now, it’s off to work and a pleasant 65 degree day (56 degrees) in Seattle.

Vacation, jet lag, and another trip

Life is amazing sometimes.

Always, I guess.

Yesterday I got home from my first real vacation in years.

And next week I will be spending two days in Washington, D.C. for a conference. My employer asked me to attend and be part of an expert panel.


I will be putting in some extra work time this week, since I will be gone for four days next week.

My blogging will be sporadic this week, because I need to put in some extra hours on the job.

But that’s just fine, because I’m so excited to be part of a very special conference.

On my vacation, I flew from the west coast to the Midwest–two time zones, and I’m still really tired tonight.

Next week, I will be flying from the west coast to the east coast on Monday, then flying back on Wednesday! And I’m taking Thursday off to recuperate.

Anyhoo, here’s a good article from The Mayo Clinic.

It’s about jet lag.

It’s now 7:37 pm, and it’s time for me to crash.


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