Bil Browning

Your Mini Vacation [Open Thread]

Filed By Bil Browning | May 12, 2012 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: alone time, Denver

At the end of May, I'll be going to Denver to attend the SEIU convention and report on how labor and the LGBT rights movement are working hand in hand on civil rights and workers' issues. I'm flying solo since Jerame has to stay and work here in DC, but that's fine since I love Denver. It's one of my favorite cities in the nation.

I'm an avid hiker. Coming from Indiana, there's not a lot of mountains so a trip to the Rockies is a rare treat to explore terrain I don't get to see often. Mountain in ColoradoWhen Jerame and I went for the Democratic convention in 2008, one of my favorite memories is going to Red Rock and Pike's Peak. We took a lot of pictures like the one in this post, but unfortunately there wasn't really much hiking. Red Rock is made for tourists and we drove up to the top of Pike's Peak.

This time I'm taking an extra couple of vacation days. I'm unplugging completely and going into the wilderness for a complete day away from all technology and LGBT issues. It sounds like heaven to me.

So here's today's open thread topic. If you could have a sudden mini-vacation of a day or two by yourself and you could go anywhere in the United States, where would you go and what would you do? Staycations don't count; you have to pick a spot away from your hometown and go do something.

So what would you do?


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