Where I Am Going?

In the past few days I have had a few people at work ask me if I had any vacation plans. When I responded that I didn't, they all suggested that I take some time off. And while this may be a veiled suggestion that I look haggard and need to go to bed earlier, I think that it is a good idea. I guess it is possible that everyone I work with is just sick of me.

The problem is that I don't have any idea where to go. Thus I am engaging in my first bleg. I must say that I have avoided these for so long because I find the word "bleg" repugnant. So a couple of stipulations:

  1. I am planning for either late September or early October.
  2. I am thinking about taking a week off.
  3. I won't fly. I hate flying. I can't believe people volunteer, much less pay, for the experience.
  4. I like driving. A driving tour, say down to Nashville and Memphis is an idea I have thought about.
That is pretty much it. So let me know what you all think. Also, does anyone want to accompany me? I do have friends, right?

Also, as a confession that is sure to shock everyone, given my druthers I would hole up here and drink myself stupid for a week. You may think that the Homestead is a very waspy, and it is. You may also think that it looks like the locale for "Dirty Dancing," and it does. But it was here that I learned that the best way to get over a hangover, and a pretty healthy whiskey hangover at that, is to have an hour long full body massage and a good steam. In case you were curious, yes I do disgust myself sometimes.


  1. I'm sure the Nashville/Memphis thing would be fun, though I'd also suggest Savannah if you're looking for a real Southern-type thing. There are some fun blues bars there, lots of historic hotels/bed&breakfasts that are not too expensive, and other things to do like Haunted House Tours.

    Also, you need to get over the flying thing. You will really be limiting yourself as regards to life experiences. For example, if you were willing to fly to Arizona in October, I could give you a grand tour of Beautiful Downtown Tucson. And who would want to miss out on that?

  2. Its not that I am afraid of flying, and that I absolutely won't do it. It is just that if I am planning a vacation for myself I would prefer to omit it.

    The benefit of Nashville is that I really want to see Opryland, which looks like the single worst place on earth.I mean, it is a fake small town inside a dome, with fake rivers and everything!

  3. no one will ever commit to going to Dollywood with me, and it pisses me off every year.

  4. Really? It looks so horrible that it has to be worth a day or two. I understand that the dome over the fake town plays fake stars and constellations at night! Who doesn't want to see that?

  5. i saw opryland when i was dating a guy from nasvhille. it is pretty awfully awesome.

  6. Sorry, I just realize you wrote Dollywood and not Opryland. I guess that is how excited I am about Opryland.

  7. I have never been inside Opryland but I have been outside the Grand Ol' Opry when it was closed. That place was pretty sweet. I did a handstand outside of it

  8. Opryland and Dollywood are both actually second on my list to this.

    okay, sorry. you have your Opryland, I have my Parton.

  9. Dolly's Dixie Stampede offers group rates. All we need is 20 people.