I'm about to go on vacation, too, so this resonates with me. I mean... we ALL have to get up off of the verandah, put the beer down, and do something, right? As for me... I'm gonna drive out to DeeSee and parts o' Northern Virginia (Langley Airplane Patch, specifically). We mulled over flying out there but decided on a road trip, instead. There are two reasons for that: (a) I took a vow to NEVER fly again after the fucking TSA confiscated my USS MASON Zippo (I understand their point: ya gotta make SURE a 60-something old guy doesn't hijack an airliner with a fucking lighter) and (b) I haven't done a serious road trip since 2010... a 3300 mile jaunt out to South Carolina, up to Pittsburgh, and back... in The Green Hornet. Before that it was 2007 when I took The Zuki on a 2200+ mile trip up to Utah. Back then I billed the Utah trip as a Last Hurrah, and it was... on a mo'sickle. This time The Tart and I are gonna go explore some Blue Highways on the east side of this great country. I think THIS road trip will be a lot more comfortable than the previous two, but that said: we have some planning to do.
And then there's this:
I was 12 at the time.