Yes, you read that correctly. Three weeks from today, Roomie, one of her best friends and I will be flying to New York City!
I’ve wanted to see NYC at Christmas time since as long as romantic comedies existed. I’m going to shop for a pair of black gloves and, as soon as I find the right pair, my future husband and I will reach for them at the same time. We will flirt over frozen hot chocolates at Serendipity 3, until we come to an agreement on the gloves (I will get to keep them) and then go our separate ways. Years later, we will finally meet again at an outdoor skating rink and, when he finds that the moles on my arm form the same shape as Cassiopeia, we’ll kiss and live happily ever after.
Ok, but seriously, I am huge fan of Christmas lights and all the joy that comes with the holiday season. In Victoria, I could go on the same driving route to view the same sets of lights – and with the same peppermint hot chocolate – for the entire month of December. This year, I’ll get to walk by some of the best displays I will probably ever see.
Unfortunately, we’re only going for 3 days, which doesn’t give me much time to see all of the other things I’ve always wanted to see in the city. The one plan I do have so far is to pop into the LearnVest office, so I can finally meet all of the ladies I’ve been working with / getting to know this past year (so excited!). Other than that, I can only imagine I’ll be going back to our room every night with sore feet, from all the walking we’ll be doing.
As for my budget, our flights were just over $200 roundtrip, our accommodation should be about the same each, and I’m still working out what my spending budget will be (I need to see how November finishes up). Until I work that out, I’ll be reading through Katie’s posts and asking Money Maus to share a few recommendations of her own.
Have you ever been to NYC? Name one thing I absolutely have to do/see/eat!