Friday, April 29, 2011

start spreading the news...

♪♪i am leaving today
i want to be part of it
new york, new york♪♪
 (frank sinatra)

the day is finally here! we are off to NYC tonight!!  we'll be taking a bus that leaves at 9pm and we'll get there by 7am. do i even have to say how excited i am? i don't think so. i know a 10 hour bus ride isn't for everyone, but here's why we prefer it over flying:

-the fact that we are each paying $13 return, compared to flights that are likely around $200, or a little more or less. no, i'm not joking.
-we don't have to worry about getting in mid-day; we have the whole day ahead of us by getting there at 7am
-the whole no liquid, no bottles or other ridiculous, stupid airplane security rules--don't apply!
-no long line ups (except for stopping at the border for about an hour at 11pm-ish; small price to pay)
-we can spend a bit more on where we stay because we're basically traveling for free.
-better for the environment!

some people might hate driving overnight, but i sleep majority of the time. dylan? he gets a little cranky and uncomfortable, but we both love taking the bus. i love waking up around 5:30, 6am while we're driving through jersey, and then seeing the skyline in the distance when we get close. for us, it works.

we don't do the tourist thing when we go now. we like to pretend we're real new yorkers. while we don't have any set plans and prefer to just let our feet take us wherever, there are a few things i have jotted down: serendipity (we've eaten dessert here once before and it was oh so good), strand bookstore (loved this place last year), the huxtable house (from the cosby show!), a walk across the brooklyn bridge (which i'm surprised i've never done) which will lead to a few places i can't wait to try in brooklyn-grimaldi's pizza, brooklyn ice cream factory (which i saw on the food network), and cake man raven (which i also heard about on the food network; one of the food network stars said this place has the best red velvet cake, so obviously i have to try it), and visit the top of the rock (yes, this one is touristy, but we've never done it, and i really do want a full view of the city).

so that's that. we have 5 full days. 7am saturday to 10pm wednesday. i'm hoping the weather holds up. it keeps changing when i look it up. i don't think it's going to be as warm as last year even though we're going at the exact same time. last year we were boiling hot wearing shorts and t-shirts, and getting burned; doesn't look like that will be the case this year. ah well.
taken last year from the manhattan bridge

what the heck am i going to do for the next 12 hours while we're waiting to go!? besides packing, of course. i wish i was a light packer, but i'm not. i wish i could plan my outfits, but i don't. i feel like i need options! anyways, cross your fingers for good weather and we'll be back soon!! (or maybe not, i have no school now, so maybe i should just stay there...)

i've got 1 or 2 scheduled
posts for next week.  this blog
won't go *that* quiet :) 


Shelby Lou said...

Have so much fun in NYC! Be safe, and take LOTS of pictures!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great idea to bus it to NYC! :)

Have a blast!!

The Sweet Life said...

Stopping by from boost your blog Friday. Have
fun in NYC!!

Amanda - Small Home Big Start said...

Hope you guys have a great time in NYC! Can't wait to hear about it when you get back :)

Brittany Rossman said...

yay!! Welcome to New York!! I'm excited to hear how you like Brooklyn =)

Unknown said...

just found your blog, and i love it! i'm following you now, and can't wait to hear about your trip to NY! such a fun place!

brittney from

Unknown said...

Sounds like an amazing vacation ahead! Wishing you the best time and safe travels :)

Kimberley said...

Have fun girlll and take lots of pictures :)

LCR said...

have SO much fun in NYC. I love it there. can't wait to read on the blog once you get back:)

meg fee said...

i hope you make it to grimaldi's--it's too good to miss!

Katie said...

No way!!! I wsh I didn't see this just now :( I would of tried to meet you guys in the city. Have so much fun!
Sounds like you have a fun trip planned. The weather should stay in the high 60's and hopefully this rain holds out for you guys!
PS- I was telling my bloggie friend Erica about you, your blog and how awesome you are. She said she'll check out your blog! :)

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