It’s a Friday night, and I’m sitting at JFK looking for ways to kill the time as I wait for my flight to arrive.  I think thunderstorms are to blame for the delay.  It’s no excuse, we should have braved the weather.  I had only planned on spending 48 hours at my destination!  Delays simply aren’t acceptable.

Where am I going?   Arizona.  There I’ll be meeting up with a friend who I haven’t seen since 2005 and then roaming around in the desert for two days.  Why am I going?  I couldn’t really tell you.  I have a friend there that I’ve been meaning to visit, and I’ve really wanted to take a vacation for a while now.  Those would be two good reasons, but I’ll only be there for a day and a half.  Two miserable nights of travel for 36 hours of fast paced leisure. 

People question the wisdom behind these fast-paced trips, but for me, it’s worth it.  I’ll get to see a part of the country I’ve never seen before, and I’ll spend some time with a great friend who I haven’t seen in years.  I’m considering this a preview trip.  If I like what I see, I’ll come back.  I gave this very little planning… I actually just booked my flight 4 days ago.   Few people know I’m even going to be away this weekend.

There’s a forecasted high of 112 degrees Fahrenheit tomorrow.  I can hardly bare 80!   I’m told it’s no so bad because of the lack of humidity, but we’ll see.

I’ll be posting quick little updates throughout my trip, via the blog, twitter, and YouTube.  You can find it all here on the right hand side of your screen under "Recent Thoughts" and "Recent Video".

Written by Sean Henri