Tomorrow I am headed to Wilmington, North Carolina to see my family and BFF for a few days. John and I decided to stay in New York this year for Christmas, so I haven’t been back to visit since last summer. I am looking forward to drinking some sweet tea and having some of my grandma’s famous corn bread.
I’m not actually flying – I’m taking the train. Because here’s the thing: I HATE to fly. I fly all the time, it’s never stopped me from going anywhere, but I like to give myself this one trip down the East Coast on a train. It’s a yearly ritual, and aside from the part where I have to get up at 4am, it’s something I look forward to every year. Yes, it makes what would be an hour long flight into an eight hour trip, but I don’t actually mind so much. I read, I take photographs of the passing countryside, I listen to episodes of This American Life I’ve saved up for the trip, I talk to all the old ladies who are inevitably sitting around me.
I will still be working while I’m away – I have a portrait session scheduled and am meeting with one of my awesome brides while I’m there – but I will probably be a little slower to respond to emails, so please be patient. And I’m guessing I’ll only get to blog once a day while I’m there instead of the twice a day, but I’ll do my best to stick to my new schedule.
Now – I have a question for you – what podcasts do you recommend for long trips? Let me know what you listen to in the comments!
(Two iPhone photos from my trip down to North Carolina last summer.)