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No lifeline weekend

June 5th, 2017 at 06:42 am

A buddy of mine from way back is getting married, and we are all meeting up this weekend for his "bachelor party". It's in quotes because basically we're all a bunch of low key, boring guys. We are not going to bars, strip clubs, or even casinos (which there will be some nearby). We are just going to hang out, catch up, and maybe eat some nice dinner somewhere.

The only catch if you can call it that is that it's very far away for me. Roughly an 8 hour drive. That also means that I can't cheat by coming home for any reason... which I confess I have been doing. Well, sometimes, I forget my vitamins, or forget my can opener, or just want to use the bathroom in peace. No, this weekend, I will truly have to live "out there"....

Uh, ok even then, they have booked a hotel room, and wow is that place expensive. Seriously, it's double what I would have paid, but it is right in front of the ocean. However, I am not the one getting married here, so I'm just going to bite the bullet on this one.

Having been preparing and practicing to live in my car all this time, I must say I feel supremely prepared for this weekend road trip. It feels great to have something you do be useful in a situation like this. In fact, it's overkill.

I'm also going to take my time getting there and explore my surrounding. Why drive for 8 hours straight when you don't have to, right? There are plenty of rest areas along the way, and hopefully, they're even nicer than the ones I've seen so far.

4 Responses to “No lifeline weekend”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds like a trip made for several blog posts! Great plan to make some stops along the way.

  2. Tabs Says:

    Yes, I will blog anything interesting I find along the way.

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    Sounds interesting, in a feast or famine kind of way. Hopefully you can explore a bit on the way down, beyond the rest areas!

    I am glad to hear that not every bachelor party means going to extremes. Low-key, boring guys are okay by me!

  4. Tabs Says:

    Yesterday, I got ready for the trip. Once ready, I waffled a bit to see if I just wanted to take off early or not. In the end, I decided to go.

    Let's see, Virginia has really nice rest areas, based on the ones that I stopped at. My favorite is still that butterfly conservatory near Asheville, NC, but I can't complain with Virginia.

    What else? The traffic is really atrocious from the DC area to Baltimore, Maryland. However, the Tysons Corner mall in DC is the nicest mall I have ever seen. The funny part is that I stumbled upon it by accident, looking for a place to rest and use a bathroom. When I got inside, I was like, "Wow where am I?" I had to Google the place. It's such a hip place too. However, the traffic was so bad that I decided to leave early, and yet, I still ended up getting gridlocked for a full hour trying to leave. And that wasn't even time for rush hour traffic yet. Insane.

    Right now, I am stopped at a Maryland rest area, typing this response. This rest area is nasty, so I am not staying for long. In any case, I am taking my sweet old time moving towards my destination, but as it is right now, I am still way, way ahead of schedule. That's fine by me though.

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