I’m falling behind on this rather dreadfully. Â Let me see if I can summarize the other trips I’ve taken since fall.
Back in fall, Julie and I went:
– To New York city, to see Sara, Gary, and Marjorie. Â This was a trip full of happy coincidences. Â First off, we went one day to visit the Medieval art museum at the Cloisters. Â A lovely place, but best of all: there was a medieval fair going on that day which we greatly enjoyed. Â Then we went to see “American Idiot” on Broadway, a show based on the album by Green Day. Â That day, it happened that one of the cast members was out, so instead of an understudy they brought in Billie Joe Armstrong to play the part. Â I’ve never seen a show where the audience was so excited – there was thunderous applause throughout, starting with the announcement that Armstrong would be appearing that night. Â (And the show was great too, and Armstrong had tremendous stage presence.) Â A fun trip.
– To Charleston, South Carolina. Â We visited a bunch of Civil War sites, including Fort Sumter and the Hunley. Â (The Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy vessel. Â Built by confederates, it rammed and sunk a Union blockading vessel, subsequently sinking with all hands lost itself. Â It was recently discovered in Charleston Harbor and is being restored – I strongly recommend visiting it if you have the chance.) Â And we walked around Charleston and had a lovely meal. Â Plus, we stopped off in Raleigh on the way back and had dinner with Kate.
– To Los Angeles. Â These were a couple of business trips that I went on. Â (My company was bought by an LA company back in early November and I was visiting them.) Â So lots of boring business stuff, but I did manage to visit a couple of sites, including watching the sunset over the Pacific (always a pleasure), driving through one of those dry southern California valleys in the hills (a fun drive through strange landscapes), and a visit to the La Brea Tarpits (also fun).
And that rounded up my travels for 2010.