Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/5/13
On family vacations when I was younger, — be it at Disneyworld, Washington D.C., or Busch Gardens — my family would always argue where to go first, how much time we would have to do this or that, etc. The debates would end with my dad, declaring “I have a plan.”, and that would settle the bickering. The way he said it made it sound as if he had spent hours online researching the best hot-spots; tirelessly coming up with a well thought out and detailed itinerary for our various excursions. We took a trip to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia; I was about seven years old at the time. It was on that trip that my illusion of “the plan” was shattered. As we perused through the horse manure-covered dirt roads, it became obvious quite quickly that there was no plan.  My dad was insistent that he had a plan of which historical buildings to visit and when, however in actuality, the master plan was completely improvised. In his defense the day was very enjoyable and we all had a g...
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