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Friday, May 16, 2008

Plan my trip for me?

OK. Here's the rough outline of my trip:

Fly to Boston area Sunday June 1st or Monday the 2nd.

That Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday is my best chance to do things and meet people in the Boston area or around there. There might be a trip to Maine somewhere in there too.

Thursday-Sat, I'll be busy. Sunday the 8th, I could start to head south.

Perhaps I go to New York for a couple days, the 9th and 10th?

Then Philadelphia maybe for a day or so? Wednesday, then?

End up in D.C. for another couple days, perhaps the 12th and 13th or so.

Here's the thing. I would LOVE if this blog set my activities for me that second week*. I would love to go from meeting people to meeting people. If you guys were all insider-knowledge about your city and wanted to show me cool things, that would be the best. I'll go to where you are; I'm on vacation.

And, I'm not asking, because I do have people I can stay with, but if you want to put me up for a night, that could be fun too. I say this because I would (and have) happily host a reader or blogger I was familiar with and I know that for some of us, welcoming people into our homes is easy and obvious. I don't mean to be all bleg-y about that. I just want to say it is an option, because I don't think you are ax-murderers and it would seem natural to me, and then I could fit more people in and maybe you like the idea too.

So, Boston and north the first week of June. Places between Boston and D.C. the second week of June. Direct me, please. Don't tell me about things I should do in general. But if you want to, let me know where I can meet you and pick something fun. I'll have a frisbee for daytime and I might even bring a dress for evenings. (No promises about wearing it.) Let's!





*What I would really like to do sometime is to have an entirely blog-directed and supported trip (not money support, but hospitality support). Something long, maybe walking or biking across the country. I’d love to check in, write up a post and have the blog tell me where to go that day and who would be letting me camp on their property or putting me up. This is as close as I’ll get to that for a while, but I like the idea that I would see such different things, because my own expectations wouldn’t be setting my path.

11 Comments:

Blogger bobvis said...

Boston? New York? Philadelphia? D.C.?

We really are just flyover states here in the Midwest.

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That doesn't make any sense at all. Wouldn't you have to keep writing your blog for people to keep coming here to plan your trips for you?

And, you apparently suck at quitting.

Justin

3:53 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I go where the concentration of people are, bobvis. Besides, my sister went to U of M for one semester of grad school and left because it wasn't fun enough.

You're right, Justin. I would have to keep writing a blog for that trip to work, which is one of the reasons it won't happen soon. I warned in my "outta here" post that there would be a couple more posts for trip planning. But my resolve to quit the blog hasn't changed.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, you're still welcome to come hiking and camping with us. It's getting a bit warm, but we're dealing with it and climbing at Lovers Leap this weekend.

We're planning a Tuolumne trip for June sometime.

Or, some weekend when I'm just home you can come out hiking with me, and go some place neat and close.

Justin

8:08 PM  
Blogger alison said...

Can't help this time, but if you're ever in England, there's a bed for you just about halfway between London and Oxford ...

2:37 AM  
Blogger jens said...

Well, you're not coming within a six hour drive to sunny Rochester (closest big city - Toronto!).

Hopefully next time, when you get a hankering to see Niagara Falls (THAT should appeal to somebody with an interest in water!).

4:23 AM  
Blogger asymptote beagle said...

Please do come, you're welcome to stay here at the dance center. It's 35 minutes west of Northampton. The night of Sunday the 8th is best(a semi-private group leaves at lunchtime)

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Thelonious_Nick said...

When you're in Philly, I highly recommend you visit the Mutter Museum, more popularly known as the Museum of Medical Oddities. Ever wanted to see a hydroencephalic brain in a jar? Now's your chance: 19 S 22nd Street, Philly, PA.

I will work on an idea for DC. I have been looking for an excuse to go to the National Building Museum with Micah, perhaps this could be it...

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Thelonious_Nick said...

When you're in Philly, I highly recommend you visit the Mutter Museum, more popularly known as the Museum of Medical Oddities. Ever wanted to see a hydroencephalic brain in a jar? Now's your chance: 19 S 22nd Street, Philly, PA.

I will work on an idea for DC. I have been looking for an excuse to go to the National Building Museum with Micah, perhaps this could be it...

8:17 AM  
Blogger JRoth said...

Too far west for this trip, but when you bike 'cross-country, you have someplace to stay in Pittsburgh, and someone to escort you into town via bike.

8:30 AM  
Blogger dgm said...

A woman, Georgia Getz, recently did a 35-day meet-the-readers roadtrip across the country. She came from the east, drove south and west, up the coast and back east through the north(ish) region and stayed with a different reader every night. Even got a sponsorship from Saturn, which gave her different cars along the way. (She recounted her trip at iambossy.com.)

I met her in Laguna Beach (even though I'm not the type to be in a fan club). It was a really fun and interesting experience to meet someone who I only "know" through their writing.

So, yeah, do it!

5:57 AM  

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