TRAVEL REVIEW: Various
I've been doing a lot of traveling in the past couple months - for work, for pleasure - so I thought I'd do a mini-review of each city. Let the fun begin!
San Francisco - I drove up from LA, and Oli flew down from Canada and we met up with some of our best friends. I love SF, it just never gets old. I don't know if I could live there again, too cold. When it's sunny, it should be warm, right? But there's always something to do and lots beer to drink. Yum.
Washington DC - Oli & I traveled here for a wedding that never happened. It was my first time and despite being guilted into seeing Oli's cousin's high school play, it was a pretty good time. I love being able to walk or take trains everywhere. I don't like that we couldn't find any of the "hip" parts of the city. We found out later, that there are no hip parts of DC. All the women, young and old wear pearls. What's up with that?
Chicago - My kind of town, Chicago is. Chicago is great, although every time I've been, I haven't left the Michigan Avenue area, which is just fine by me, there are plenty of shops and places to eat. The bars are all packed by 5:30 (PM), and Midwesterners are truly the nicest people in the world. Two thumbs up.
Vegas - Ugh. I hate Vegas. Although I didn't leave Caesars Palace the entire week I was there, I still hate it. My favorite Vegas moment was walking through the casino at 5:30AM and seeing a weird combo of people from foreign lands checking into the hotel, sad lonely senior citizens playing away their grandchildren's inheritance on the slots, and sleazy guys hitting on drunk girls in the bars. Yuck. And walking on all those marble floors made my feet bleed.
Dallas - There's not too much one can say about Dallas. How 'bout....."big hair."
San Diego - I just went on a daytrip to SD, so maybe it doesn't really count as travel, but I got to hang out with the fam and see my beautiful baby nephew. And there is a new hot air balloon safari at the WAP (that's Wild Animal Park for all you non-San Diegans).
I think that's all the travel I plan on doing for a while, although I am going to New York in the spring, which should be great.