Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rome. Sicily. Greece and the Aegean Sea. That is where my son is off to -- for eleven days. This trip is supposedly 'educational' -- planned by the Art and History departments of his high school. (Hell, the only trips I took in high school were down to the Principal's office.)

He has worked and paid the freight for the trip (over the past two and a half years). He will see places at eighteen I will likely never see in (what's left of) my life. I'm proud of him. And I hope he has the time of his life.

Nick: remember to pack toilet paper, Imodium, and Gravol. (And keep some brass handy for tips.)

I'm looking forward to seeing the daily group pictures your teachers post on the tour site. Have a blast, man. It will be the trip of a lifetime.

Love,

Dad

4 comments:

Woozie said...

Some people in my high school took that exact trip last year, except the didn't go to Sicily. They enjoyed it, although it was kind of a motley crew of people that went. The rich clique went because they always went on these trips, and then a couple nerds went, and the rest of the people didn't really belong. It was odd.

DoctorBoogaloo said...

Woozie: Nick's lucky... there are eight kids in his immediate group (The Gang of Eight; four boys and four girls) who have been friends for years. He tells me there are only a few 'dickheads' amongst the rest -- and nearly fifty kids in total. Not bad.

unokhan said...
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unokhan said...

fare thee splendidly lad