08 February 2009

This is me. And I did my state report on Rhode Island.

This is me. I'm stressed.

Headed to Boston this week. Who is stupid enough to leave for a week in the middle of a semester of school? Yep, you guessed it. Me. And Boston is worth it.

I've never been to Boston. We're also stopping in Rhode Island for a few days. I've never been to Rhode Island either. But, I did do my third grade state report on Rhode Island. And that is how I earned myself a plane ticket for this trip.

Witness a conversation at dinner one month ago:

Dad: Hey, I have a convention in Boston next month and flights are pretty inexpensive if I fly into Rhode Island. So, Eric, Ryan? [These are the youngest little brother's names. They perk up, they know what is coming] Would you like to come?

Me: [Clearing of throat] I just thought you should know that I did my third grade state report on Rhode Island.

Dad: Okay?

Me: You'll need a tour guide.

Dad: And?

Me: I'm graciously offering my services.

And that's how it happened. That's how I earned myself a spot on this grand adventure. Guess I better go re-read my state report.

This is Newport. It's charming.

This is Boston. It's cold.


ben said...

So, I may have stumbled upon your blog and I laughed out loud a bunch of times.

Louise Plummer said...

Boston is the best, but don't skip Cambridge. Harvard Square is so lively.

Laura said...

Louise-- I think we're actually staying in Cambridge! I talked to your husband about it today. And he sent me some Boston/Cambridge highlights. So nice of him.

You two have lived an adventure. I'm envious of your life's travels. Prince Edward Island...New York... Boston...Germany...