Friday, January 20, 2006

Wish me luck!

It's that time of year again. Every agency is planning their yearly updates for us Congressional staffers. I just received my invite to the yearly National Guard breakfast in Washington, D.C. This experience is not just another meeting...NO...it just couldn't be. We first start out with the flight to DC on a C130. Sounds painless enough, right? Guess again. Last year on the way there, for the first time in my life, I was air sick. It was the most turbulent, uncomfortable ride I have ever been on -- and I like roller coasters.

Then there was the whole series of events leading up to me almost not being let into the Pentagon. It was nothing serious, it's just that I only had three forms of I.D. instead of the required 157 they needed! Then you have to get a photo I.D. made once you get thru the front door. I get tired just thinking about it.

I am happy to report the flight back was much better, but I am still somewhat worried. Especially when my contact at the Guard emailed the invite to the State delegation telling them that in my honor they have added air sick bags to the list of carry-on items needed this year. Nice! At least I have until March 1 to prepare myself!

Maybe I can talk Fred into coming up with me. That would be fun!

Memories from last year...

Look familiar?? I know what you're thinking and no! I didn't photoshop this! :)

And lastly, it's a little hard to see, but this is President Bush waving from the door of Air Force One about to take off from Andrew's Air Force Base, where we were about to take off! By far the highlight of the trip for me!

4 comments:

Earle-girl said...

Oh, wave at our city for me! I hope that it turns out to be a good trip. You pretty much ROCK.

Tracy said...

Cool! I HATE flying though, really hate it. No barfing vibes for you!

Sarah said...

I definitely will wave at "our" city for you!!! I wish you were going to be there with me! Now, THAT would be fun!

and T, thanks for those no barfing vibes, I'll need them! If I can do the C130, I KNOW you can make it to China! After all your's is a MUCH bigger pay-off than mine could ever be!!!

Tracy said...

Sarah, I have tagged you on my blog!

You're it!