D has had a couple of good laughs at my expense this morning already. I'm taking a break from my Icelandic training to do some other travel research and came up with some new to me destinations that sounded interesting.
I have never been to Washington DC. And for some reason, I never did mentally place The Smithsonian, The National Cherry Blossom Festival and The White House all in the same place. That was why D thought I was being deliberately ridiculously funny.
For those who are in the market, you can currently see an exhibition of Terra Cotta warriors at the National Geographic Museum (they are amazing to behold!), a Turner to Cezanne exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery and the Auto Show.
The second locale was Manchester England. Like most of my travel leads, this too started from a seat sale. The only thing I know about Manchester is their football team Manchester United because we have some English friends who are big fans.
What made D laugh this time was my declaration that if I were to go, I'm going to try and get tickets to see a match -- made sense to me. I like taking in the local sites and sounds. He asked me if I knew how hard it would be to get a ticket? I said, no -- but how hard could it be?
After all, I've gotten a semi final ticket to the men's match on center court at Wimbledon and have been to see tennis matches at the French and US Open, I know how those ballots work. And, really, it is just a local soccer match, right? More laughing.
He said that is like saying The Louvre is just the local art gallery in Paris. OK, point taken.