Saturday, May 16, 2009

Necessary FIrst Steps

I've been overseas before - I was stationed in Korea for a year and on the return trip spent about 4 hours on Okinawa (I don't know how much that qualifies as being "in" Okinawa, but I'm counting it).

However, that all took place while I was in the military and I had my military ID to get me from place to place. Now that I've been out of law school for a while, I figured it's probably time to get myself a passport on the off chance my wife and I decide to do some traveling.

I was impressed at how quickly I got through the process at the Post Office. The picture's not going to be attractive, but it was done and I was out of the office in less than 15 minutes - there was almost no line at the downtown post office - totally worth the trip.

Now, it's going to be at least a month before I get the passport back, and I don't expect I'll be taking a vacation this year, but, who knows? The summer could show some promise... Maybe I can take my wife on a long weekend trip to Macchu Picchu, or a week in London, or a quick Caribbean Cruise... I REALLY need a vacation.

1 comment:! said...

I think a "long weekend" to Machu Picchu would be pretty damn tiring (and a waste of expensive airfare). It's a long flight, likely with multiple plane changes. And the altitude is much greater. It's recommended to spend at least a little time in Cuzco to acclimate before going. Plus I've heard Cuzco is a cool town. So, I'd say that's at least a week-long trip. I want to go really bad and do the whole hike the Inca Trail. Of course, with my new puffy hands when hiking problem, my hands would be like Mickey Mouse inflated glove size by the end of that week. Anyway, I digress. Yes, take a vacation! I bet you can get a Mexico flight pretty cheap right now.