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We leave Thursday. That’s 4 and a half days from now. Doug and Nguyet are already in San Francisco and the next time we’ll see them is at the Hong Kong airport right before the last leg of our trip to Vietnam. We’ll be there for three weeks and, while that’s not a lot of time for tried-and-true-backpacking-scenesters, it’s a lot for us on a complete whim (and on unpaid leave). Still, we’re looking at it as a test-run for a longer trip through the area.
Now that it’s so close to departure time, I’ve been taking a close look at what I’ve bought or selected for the trip and what I actually want to carry. It’s kind of interesting how much “technology” there is for something as old and simple as backpacking. I’d like to think I travel minimally (and I usually only take a single school-sized backpack on ANY trip), but the geek in me (and the corporate consumer) couldn’t resist getting “feature packed” gear. From a $299 ASUS Eee linux laptop to a kindle to “medicating runners socks” to zip off pants etc, there was some actual bit or technological feature in almost everything I decided to bring that made me decide to bring it. Could I have just brought t-shirts? Sure. But I needed lightweight fast drying wicking shirts :P
Click the pic below to go to Flickr. Each item in the pic is labeled with what it is, if youre interested:
I’ll post more trip details tomorrow – like where exactly we’re going for sure and what we’d like to try and see.
Paivi and I have a number of pictures up at DC9 from November 15 – November 22 as part of PixTour, which is part of Fotoweek. I wasn’t sure what or how many pictures to put up, but when I was talking to the Bill (the owner/manager?) I noticed that the 7 big mirrors provided the only really clear space, so I put 2-3 up per mirror. There are 3 “sets” of mine up – “Picture of a Picture” (suggested by Heather), “Doll Angst” (a set of suicidal blondes), and “Misc” (just a few that seemed to fit together) in the back.
These were my final selections:
Paivi put up some of her BritishInk pics from Artomatic (hers was more last minute than mine since her original venue, Bar Pilar, fell through. Too bad!)
PixTour: a project of FotoWeek DC 2008
Travel the city to check out PIX TOUR.
PixTour, a project of FotoWeek DC 2008, is showing the work of
area photographers at 40 bars, clubs, restaurants, theaters, and
shops around DC. Artist and Place meet and invite you.
PixTour brings art to the people who are out and about.
Take a walk, have a drink and a meal, and see the art of photography in Dupont, Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, 14th Street, Anacostia and More. PixTour is an informal showing of photography on local walls and windows.
Curators: Molly Ruppert, Heather Goss, Beth Baldwin
PixTour was created as a project for Fotoweek DC 2008 by Molly Ruppert firstname.lastname@example.org and Warehouse.
DC9 1940 9th St NW
Nellie’s Sports Bar 900 U St NW
Vegetate 1414 9th St NW
Velvet Lounge 915 U St NW
Dos Gringos 3116 Mt Pleasant St NW
Gala Theatre 3333 14th St NW
Red Rocks Pizza 1036 Park Rd NW
Room 11 3234 11th St NW
Sticky Fingers Bakery 1370 Park Rd NW
Wonderland 1101 Kenyon St NW
Asylum 2471 18th St NW
Bedrock Billiards 1841 Columbia Rd NW
Bossa Bistro Lounge 2463 18th St NW
Chief Ike’s Mambo Room 1725 Columbia Rd NW
Idle Times Book Store 2467 18th St NW
Tryst 2459 18th St NW
Caramel 1603 U St NW
Lee’s Flowers and Cards 1026 U St NW
Mocha Hut 1301 U St NW
Polly’s Cafe 1342 U St NW
Solly’s u street tavern 1942 11th St NW
Vinoteca 1940 11th St NW
Cafe Tropé 2100 P St NW
DC Café 2035 P St NW
Soho Tea and Coffee 2150 P St NW
Stars Bistro 2120 P St NW
Tangysweet Yougurt Bar 2029 P St NW
Garden District 1801 14th St NW
Playbill Café 1409 14th St NW
Timothy Paul Bedding 1529A 14th St NW
Universal Gear 1529B 14th St NW
ARCH Training Center 1231 & 1227 Good Hope Rd SE
Baked and Wired 1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW
Big Bear Café 1700 First St NW
Mocha Ground 4706 14th St NW
Warehouse 1021 7th Street NW
Bridget Sue Lambert
Parikha Solanki Mehta
Pete Van Vleet