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October 5th, 2016


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10:37 am - Travel good; lone travel less good
I realized after I had been here a day or so that this was the first time I had traveled anywhere by myself where I wasn't expected or planning to meet anyone. I have to say I am thinking that I will have to do things differently in the future. Few things are as uncomfortable as being both profoundly lonely and profoundly disinclined to talk to strangers. So if I do this again I'm going to have to make an effort to do it with people, and I am rarely comfortable doing that. This whole trip has been remarkably out of my comfort zone, which is probably why I'm exhausted today and contemplating skipping my second day at the zoo. I got sunburned yesterday in spite of my precautions but today is cooler so more clothes are likely to be more comfortable. In any case I need to get off the computer and figure out what I am or am not doing.

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From:quixoticfish
Date:October 6th, 2016 09:30 pm (UTC)
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Happy Birthday!!!
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From:cithra
Date:October 7th, 2016 07:17 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! I am officially Old as I got home to a birthday card from and offer to join AARP.

On the other hand I'm going to check them out because I remember my mom getting some fairly sweet deals thru them.

Coolest thing was this year is the San Diego Zoo's 100th birthday celebration, and the actual day they opened is October 2. So I am 50 years and one day younger than the zoo is.
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From:quixoticfish
Date:October 6th, 2016 09:30 pm (UTC)
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Where are you visiting?
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From:cithra
Date:October 7th, 2016 07:14 pm (UTC)

San Diego

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I went down for TwitchCon at the San Diego Convention Center and then stayed a few days longer to visit the zoo and do touristy things. I loved visiting the San Diego Zoo but I got sunburned even though I repeatedly applied sunscreen and wore a hat, so I didn't use my second day's pass. However it is good for a year so I may try to get back down. I don't regret going but in the future I will put significantly more energy toward finding traveling companions. Or making better arrangements to meet with local friends (if I have any).
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From:quixoticfish
Date:October 13th, 2016 08:28 pm (UTC)

Re: San Diego

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I get burned even with 90 proof or whatever sunscreen. Which I apply unevenly, so I get burned unevenly. Been trying to do more of the physical sunblock thing, like hats and umbrellas. It's just hot these days. That sounds fun! I got your post card today! Thank you!
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