My trip

May 30th, 2007, 11:27 pm PST by Greg

As most of you know, I just spent 5 days in North Carolina.

The only course I’m teaching this semester is a three-hour block on Thursday nights. I took a red-eye out on Thursday, and came back today. This was part of the reason I wanted an evening course for the summer, and it worked out pretty well.

Kat and I spent the weekend in Wilmington, NC with Lisa and Brian. For those who don’t know (that includes me a week ago), Wilmington is on the Atlantic, near the South Carolina border. We spent Saturday on nearby Topsail beach. Major thing I learned: I don’t get beaches. “So, I’m just supposed to sit here, slowly getting skin cancer? No really… what are we going to do?” Maybe I’m a little more Type A than I thought.

I did learn an excellent group-vacation strategy: I refused to make any decisions. “Where should we go for dinner? I don’t care: you decide.” “When should we leave for home? Whenever.”

It was awesome. My input would have lengthened the discussion and contributed very little. I just blissfully followed along and enjoyed myself. I chose my own meals from the menu, but that’s about it.

Other than that, the trip was pretty uneventful. Air Canada successfully got me there and back. That might qualify as a notable event by this point. Canada Customs didn’t believe my $0.00 declaration, but they relented when I explained I go regularly and didn’t have anything else to bring back.

Oh, and I really like frozen custard and am annoyed I can’t get it in Vancouver. And being able to update your Facebook status by text message is a nice, lightweight, realtime travel blog.

4 Responses to “My trip”

  1. Kat Says:

    Heh, who knew Greg was to fidgety to sit on the beach and read and relax!

  2. Greg Says:

    You did! You have no excuse for not knowing me that well.

    I’ve never hung out on a beach before–I had no idea what I was getting into.

  3. Kat Says:

    I thought you’d like the relaxation on vacation! You can sit in front of a computer for hours. Who knew you couldn’t sit still outside! 🙂

  4. bishnu Says:

    So…you go on about how relaxing not making decisions is, but you’re a type A personality? Ooookay…