Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Sun is Up, The Sky is Blue

Happy first day of Spring. I have so much to look forward to in the next few little whiles. I'm really excited. First of all, tomorrow is the Iowa City Punk Rock Reunion show. A bunch of people who were in hard core bands in the eighties are all coming back to play music at the Unitarian church just like they used to do. I haven't seen some of these people since I was 19 years old. I'm interested to see who shows up and I wonder if I'll even recognize half of them. Then, after that show, my friend K. and I are supposed to go to the Picador for another show. I think I will fulfill my monthly music quota in one night.

I've also been working on my Summer plans in the last few days. Right now, it looks like sometime in June, me, my daughters, my friend K. and anyone else from the Iowa City contingent will go to Chicago and meet her friend J. and my friend S. for a Cubs game and a trip to a Japanese steak house and then probably drinks after that at some fun bars in the city.

I also decided to use that tax bonus we're supposed to get to take my girls to California at the end of July. Sure, I could be responsible and use it to pay stuff off or save or some other bullshit thing, but I think I'll just go ahead and stimulate the economy by traveling. We'll stop in Denver and check things out there, then stop In Salt Lake City and see us some real live Mormons. Actually, we all know I grew up being the only non-Mormon in my neighborhood in Mesa, but my girls haven't been exposed to too many. I really want to go to the Great Salt Lake and check it out up close and personal like too.

We're kicking around the idea of stopping at Yosemite and/or Reno or Tahoe. We'll for sure stay in San Francisco for a few days and then drive up North to the Redwoods. I want to at least stay one night in the State Park where I lived back in 1985. There's an awesome swimming hole that I think the girls will really love.

Now, all I have to do is start googling and getting in contact with some old friends. It could just be the best part of the trip.


Remiman said...

Hot-damn girl...sounds like a plan, a darn good plan. ;)

dmarks said...

I've been to Reno a few times. I liked it. We might go to Yosemite this year, actually.

And yes, the tax bonus weights into our plans.

Tara said...

What good is money if you can't treat yourself once in awhile? That sounds like such a great trip with you and your girls! You've gotta take photos, and knowing you, you'll take some great ones.

Tara said...

And how many times can I use "great" in a comment? Sheesh. I need a thesaurus.

DJSassafrass said...

That sounds awesome. I am glad that you are getting away with teh girls (that sounded silly when I said it in my head!)

Anonymous said...

wish we could go with. I would love it. I don't think it would be as much fun with my kids.


booda baby said...

I'm seeing the map in my head and I don't know how you can do Reno and Yosemite and San Francisco without stopping in Santa Barbara. It's SO on the way.

Brando said...

Now that sounds like some great summer plans. I love driving through the Western US, and you may actually see competitive Cubs baseball this summer (which I have now jinxed).

Anonymous said...

dEAR Prudence, Sounds like you got yourself a plan. I love having travel on the calendar!

David in DC said...

Goddam I love your post titles

"...It's beautiful,
And so are are you,
Dear Prudence,
Won't you come out to play."

I've been either on a road trip or depressed for so long I haven't been reading or commenting much.

But I'm back.

Trip sounds like a winner.

Happy first day of spring to you too.

Anonymous said...

I took my teenagers on vacation with my tax refund several years & we have some really great memories.

I want to know where the state park in the Redwoods is that has a swimming hole. I never can find a decent swimming hole in the Redwoods.

laura b. said...

You have so much to look forward to! Makes all the day to day irritants a little easier to deal with, don't you think?