This had to happen at some point, the hammer had to come down. I had to bite the bullet and put everything on hold for a couple of weeks to finish my grad school work. Credits are expiring, (as is my memory) and it was just time.
I was fortunate enough to spend the week in New Orleans for a work conference this week. It was an incredibly interesting place and I look forward to returning at some point to spend more time visiting museums and learning more about the history.
This weekend we did very typical at-home weekend stuff. It was great to catch up a little bit before I travel next week.
Typically I work from home on Fridays, but this week I went into the office because I wanted to get all of my invoices/paperwork processed as I will be out of the office for two weeks.
I really love the outdoors, especially the wilderness. One of the things I find the most challenging about living in the Bay Area is being in a big city and near other people all of the time. I was feeling like I needed a little break from the city and started researching backpacking trips near San Francisco. Well, it turns out that there is a nearby open space with a backpack-in camp that had an available permit.
I jumped on it, and did a quick one-night solo backpack trip.
Well, it’s a pretty big week for the United States. We swore in our 45th president, go us. While I have many issues with his politics, I have to admire how well-oiled the Washington D.C. machine is. Trump’s nominees have been having a rough time through the confirmation hearings but that doesn’t seem to interfere with Trump’s determination to push through his picks. I do find his stance on journalism frightening and feel like his tweeting of policy is a new territory.
The day consisted of: delicious breakfast, exploring ruins, shopping, beach, ice cream, shopping, grilled fish dinner. So a pretty typical Thursday (jk).
Today we went to the famous Ölüdeniz lagoon, which according to all the guidebooks and travel websites, is a beautiful place to see. We were markedly underwhelmed. It’s a murky pond lagoon that had me concerned for our health after swimming in it, with private beach clubs vying for your money. We spent only about 20 minute here, 10 of which were spent showering off the questionable water.