I'm a fan of the ABC show Castle, which comes on Monday nights (9 p.m. CST).
Hello, it's about a mystery writer...who actually gets to help solve crimes. Yes, please. And it's adorable. I highly recommend catching up on reruns this summer if you've never seen it.
Anyway, last night's season finale murder victim was a man participating in a fake spy adventure. Because I'm a dork, I was reading EW.com's recap of the episode and the writer was lamenting there aren't real companies out there (he'd Googled) who offer "spycations" like the one on the show, where you are given fake spy assignments on self-destructing pens and you chase down top secret documents, etc.
And then through browsing the comments, I found that there in fact IS a company that offers this kind of spy experience. Is it in NYC or any other too-cool city? Nope.
It's in Alabama. Oh yeah. Like two hours from where I live. Plus they offer group spycations. How much fun would that be for a birthday party? It's probably crazy expensive, and it could be hard to overcome feeling kind of silly while you're playing, but if you're like me and had a weird childhood obsession with spies it could be completely awesome.
Check 'em out: Spy With Me Vacations.