I'll be away for the next three weeks. I'm going to Australia [Sydney, Cairns, and Melbourne] to fulfill a long-term desire to visit the country and to celebrate my [significant milestone] birthday. I do not expect to post any entries while I'm away. If I do, please chastise me severely.
I estimate our total travel time from DC to Sydney will be 30 hours, including a minimum 14.5 hours on the plane from LA to Sydney. To make it much more tolerable, I've saved my American Express points for years in order to get two first class seats. Can you believe each seat retails for $25,000?!?
While there, my social secretary has informed me we're going to see Priscilla, visit the penguins, and avoid the jellyfish [my friend Dawn is fond of telling me about the twenty things that can kill you in Australia].
See you in three weeks!