Going to Colonial Williamsburg Feb 23-28
Thursday, February 07, 2008
For me it is that time of year again when my work sends me to the Smithsonian International Conference on Cultural Property Protection(that is quite a mouthful!) and this year it is in Colonial Williamsburg. I have never been there before but it looks like a great place to go. Wish my wife and daughters could go with me but work and school just do not allow them the time. The conference is great and I have a lot of old friends who go every year that I get to catch up with and this year will be a big surprise.
I have always been the "big" guy who would eat anything and everything when at this conference with free food and plenty of restaurants we go out to. So this year I will be in a sense a new man attending that most if not all will not recognize. 135 pounds lost, no glasses and a different outlook on life and I will get the question "Are you sick?". It will be interesting especially when we introduce ourselves on the first day as a whole by passing a microphone around and stating our name, institution and years we have attended the conference(this will be my 8th), maybe I will throw in a "No I am not sick, no I did not have surgery and yes I am negotiating with Subway!".
Do not know why I am blogging this just kinda felt like it. If you read this and have any suggestions for things to do in Williamsburg beyond the obvious, please let me know.