It was the celebration of a milestone birthday (50th) and milestone anniversary (25th).
I told my husband (a year and a half ago) that I wanted a trip to celebrate - not any big parties. He loves to organize/arrange vacation travel, so he was 'in.'
We spent 7 days on the coast of Connecticut at a beautiful resort. We toured a nearby casino and happened upon Barry Manilow performing! We spontaneously bought tickets and thoroughly enjoyed Barry's trip down memory lane! The next night we went back because The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was performing in one of the lounges. It only cost us about 2 hours of time standing in line and then saving a table. Totally enjoyed their concert. Our winter break was long over due, so we reveled in the rest and relaxation of being seaside. I fell in love with the sound of the ocean. I sat outside and just listened to it. I slept the best 7 sleeps in a very long time. There was an incident that marred the perfection however. The resort coffee pot broke in my attempt to make coffee and the glass sliced my foot. 11 stitches prevented further seaside strolls. The bright side is I will now have a permanent mark of the occasion!
Then it was off to Manhattan, the very heart of New York for 3 jam packed, action filled days and nights. The highlights: Time Square at night. Central Park. "The Book of Mormon" broadway musical. Shopping at Joe Fresh on 5th Avenue! Tour of NBC stuidos - sat in Late Night with Jimmy Fallon studio and the set of the final SNL show of the season. Riding the subway. Pizza by the slice every night!
We packed in as much as my poor feet could handle.
I did nothing of my regular routine - exercise, eating, sleeping. And that's ok! It was such a great break from my 'regular' life.
If you want to see all of the highlight photos, you can friend me on Facebook (Jen Washington, Calgary, Alberta). 'just tell me you are a blog fan and I will 'friend' you back.
I missed my cat, my pillow and my electric toothbrush. 'Back to my 'regular' life and letting my stitches heal and feet recover.
I am very thankful and grateful for all the experiences on this trip.
I am also very thankful and grateful for my regular life!