Sunday, November 12, 2006

Live from D.C.

I mentioned last post that I'm on vacation.

For the third time in four years, I'm in Washington, D.C. Technically, we're in Virginia at the moment, but my family actually made this trip in order to see a lot of the National Monuments that we haven't managed to see in my 25 years of life.

I haven't quite settled into D.C. just yet...we've been here three days, and I am having two problems:
1) I can't quite shake the exhaustion that comes from staying away for over 24 hours in order to take the red eye
2) I continue to be confused about the fact that I am in Virginia and not ENGLAND. The multitude of highways and freeways, coupled with the oddly named grocery stores (Ukrups??) and department stores (Belks?), has left me awfully confused. I'm told I'm still in the United States, but I don't entirely buy it.

And that brings me to my next point.

I'm from California. It seems that people in California
A) Do not understand geography that goes beyond Oregon, Washington and parts of Nevada. The rest of the country is generally a big mush pile. I'm getting better....but really...
B) Do not have lengthy attention spans. Case in point: Two hours spent listening to a cocky time share salesman trying to sell my family a new timeshare and trying to convince us that we'll need two days to tour Colonial Williamsburg. It's a one mile area. We did the Louvre in four hours; we are not patient people. Maybe it's not the California...maybe it's just my family.

So, that's what I've learned so far in D.C. We're impatient, and we're not big on geography. Like I didn't know that already.


singlemuslimah said...

Sweetie, what part of VA are you in? I lived there my entire life and never saw a Belks until I moved to NC. And yes, you're still in the US. VA's just like that.

If you want a great grocery store, check out Wegmans. It's fabulous.

Have a great trip!

Sarah said...

We're in Williamsburg - so almost to NC!

I lived in Boston before, and I am used to things like CVS (found one of those!) and Stop and Shop.

I'll keep my eyes out for a Wegmans! Thanks!