In years past, I've taken various weekend trips to see cousins in Virginia and an uncle in Ohio. They all started and ended the same: leave Friday morning (mom always says 9, but we never make it out of the house before 11) and come back Sunday pre-evening (to use a Sheldon Cooper term). We did this for Thanksgiving and it worked pretty well (apart from my mother getting a speeding ticket of course). However, this time the trip will be with Vic.
We're going to DC! (Again, you might ask? Yes. He and I love the city and can see ourselves living there one day.) Vic loves the Capitals (hockey team, for those unfamiliar), and on a whim (after some planning and thought) bought tickets. So, on Friday pre-evening, we'll be heading downtown via bus and hanging out in the city. Our bus to DC leaves super early on Saturday, but that also gives us time to walk around, site see, and do touristy stuff, in the words of Vic, once we arrive. That's fine by me.
The game is at 7:00 PM, and our return bus leaves in the early hours on Sunday. So it'll be a whirlwind trip, but I'm looking forward to spending a weekend away from school, obligations, residents, and all the other fun stuff that grad school throws at me. So, with travel toothbrushes, toothpaste, and small Listerine, my camera, and probably 2 clean shirts in tow, we'll be off to DC. I can't wait.