I just booked my first vacation since 1996 (and before that, I bet my last vacation was with my parents as a kid going to the beach or the lake in Maine). I’m super excited, but this spring break I am actually leaving town for a week for something that doesn’t involve a military deployment or some stupid damned conference.
I’m going to to my buddy’s bed and breakfast (that is currently under construction) in the mountains of Boulder. I’ve known him since he was a freshman at Bethany College and I was junior in high school and we both played on the Bethany College club lacrosse team. I think I have posted pics of him here, as he has visited three times in the past two years and the dogs love him- his name is Steve, but I am too lazy to search the archives. Plus, several of my other really good friends from college and high school live in the Denver/Boulder area, so I am super stoked.
I guess I need to head to Cabelas and get some new overalls and a new pair of Merrells so I can rock the latest in hillbilly fancy and don’t embarrass WV by showing up in Boulder in low fashion and out of season attire. Wool socks, my prodigious belly and accompanying belly laugh, and a sketchy “VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER” beard just add to the look and enhance the overall experience.