Things forgotten, D.C. Edition
Happy New Year Friends!
Let’s start the new year with a new trip! The story actually starts before the trip to visit my best friend Susie, in Washington DC:
Audience Poll: Who struggles with packing for a trip?
First, I procrastinate.
Next, I panic and overpack:
Finally, I always leave something behind.
On this trip it started with something simple:
I wasn’t worried. After all, I was headed to my best friends house, so it’s not like I was destitute. She and I traveled the world together, borrowing everything we forgot, so a razor was small peanuts.
Missing item #2 was discovered later, after hours of walking the city destroyed my feet, rendering them as useless as the two nubs they felt like:
There was a beautifully funny moment at the end of that day, when Sus and I collapsed in the car, groaning simultaneously in sheer pain.
It brought an attack of laughter that came like a shot of pure joy, one that you remember long after other things have faded.
Following in the comedic vein, next on the list was…
The “Almost Missing”
The real kicker? It was lodged in the seat of the car the whole time! Oy. The universe didn’t collapse, and I felt delightfully free during that time. I should do this more often!
Last, but not least:
That’s right friends. I went to a completely new city without my camera to document it! I had that sinking feeling of dread when I realized it – you know the kind where you can’t stop looking in your suitcase even though it is NOT there? I was kicking myself for that one.
Thankfully, Susie graciously lent me her camera, and I used my phone for some pictures as well (after I unearthed it from the car)!
In the end, I had grainy pictures, achy feet, and a blissfully perfect time. More stories to come!