In each place we've lived, I've heard about events and wanted to check them out. Jrex has grown increasingly reluctant to participate in my "We should do this!" suggestions. Some have been hits (The Maize maze, the Kinetic Sculpture race, a jazz club in Baltimore, Duckpin Bowling, Dame Edna), but he's right, many have been very underwhelming (I'm obviously an optimist, cause I can't remember any of the bad ones!).
The thing is, I have a general life principle to avoid leaving regrets or what ifs in my past. So I keep venturing into the potentially bland unknowns. Sunday I grabbed a friend and checked out the Sunset Celebration. Sure, I learned I could smoke salmon using a wok and learned how to stuff and fry squash blossoms, but it's not something I'd travel out of my way to attend a second time.
Another recent "That Was It?" experience was Maker Faire. I'd seen billboards and postcards for the past three years, but was always too involved in a big client event to be able to attend. This year, no more client, and free tickets! Jrex couldn't join me (something about writing cover letters and research statements...excuses, excuses!), so I wandered around by myself. I'll let the pictures tell the story:
So, what's been your biggest missed event? What was your most underwhelming?