Since I was 18, I have wanted to visit New York.
Since I was 18, I've said to myself, "I'll go when I have extra money," or "I'll go when I have time." Well, in over a decade, neither of those things have happened. There was always something to pay off and there was always something to get done.
Now I DO have time! Despite the fact that I am working 60-70 hours a week, both of my jobs afford me the luxury of:
1.) Working from anywhere I want
2.) Not working if I don't want to
It's really a self-imposed 60-70 hours, as I am a Naoko and don't know how to not work hard.
My friend C~ visited me last week and said, "I'm going to New York!"
"What?!" I exclaimed. "Why didn't you TELL me?! I would've gone!"
I bought a ticket that Sunday (or last Sunday) from Orbitz, which was surprisingly affordable. I stalked the travel cites and ended up with a very reasonable fee.
I'm going to New York, y'alls!!
I will never feel like I have extra money to spend or extra time to "waste", and considering how long I've wanted to do this...I owe it to myself. In over a decade, I never went on a vacation unless it was for someone's wedding (and that was once) and never really went anywhere until I decided to move to SF. There just wasn't time or money!
Because this is so last minute, we're not quite sure what's going to happen.
1.) I want to see the open rehearsal for the NY Philharmonic. I mean, come on. I'm a cello player. I HAVE to see the NY Phil!
2.) I am going apple picking. My friends want to, and I like apples, I guess.
3.) I don't want to go to Times Square. Unless it is to run a practical errand to procure something that can only be procured in Times Square. I'm not sure what that would be...
I am open to food suggestions.