Back when I was in elementary school, there was one Apple computer in the building. There were two games for it: Lemonade Stand and the Oregon Trail. Only the gifted and talented group could use the computer (yes, I was, thanks) and the six of us would have played these games forever if we could have.
Today I embark on my own Oregon trail, hopefully one without dysentery, starvation or being washed way in a river. I’m meeting a group of dear friends who I’ve known through my various online games for years. I did this two years ago in Southern California and had a blast. This year we’re getting together in Portland.
Things I want to see on this trip:
- Powell’s bookstore
- Rose garden
- Tigard Festival of Balloons
I’m at the Philly airport now. My flight leaves at 7:23 and connects in Salt Lake City. I’m there for 2 hours or so. I didn’t sleep last night, so that I’ll be able to pass out on the plane and hopefully miss the time change shift. We’ll see how that goes.
And I discovered that navel rings do not trip the airport metal detectors in Philly. Because you were all dying to know that.
Just called your office and heard you were out.
Brace yourself: they’re closing “Who want to be a Millionaire” in August!