ala dc – day one
Traveling Lesson #1: Don’t read books that make you cry. You’re sitting next to strangers in a small metal box flying high in the air. It’s just not a good idea. I made it only to page 23 of Ellen Fitzpatrick’s Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation before my eyes blurred over with too many tears to make out any more text. And I was holding back under the circumstances! Come to think of it, where does one find an appropriate spot to sob through a book?
I start my conferencing tomorrow with a pre-conference. I hope that having left my badge somewhere back home will be of minor consequence and that I will successfully haggle a new one from the registration desk. I did remember to bring more clothes than I’ll need, more books than I’ll read, and a swimsuit that I will probably not have occasion for. It’s ok to laugh at me.
I anticipate having a sight-seeing lesson to share tomorrow as I attempt to visit 2 Smithsonian Museums and the Lincoln Memorial via a stroll through the National Mall after my pre-conference lets out.
Wish me luck and energy!