I’m on the very tail end of a much-needed week-long vacation. As in, I’m folding some laundry and going to bed in 10 minutes and then it’ll be over. Or maybe it ends when I start folding. We went to the DC area, where I’m from, for a week. Normally when we go up there, we stay for a long weekend and it just isn’t enough time. So we decided to go for an entire week. And as a bonus, my mother and her boyfriend Marty offered to watch Alexander for two nights while Jason and I went to New York City. We got to see a ton of my family and friends and had some time to ourselves as well.
Alexander got to spend time with his 93-year old great grandmother.
as well as his grandmother.
We went to the zoo and went swinging in the park.
We even had lunch at one of my old high school haunts – the Silver Diner. I tried to be nostalgic and pretend that it hadn’t moved two miles down the road.
And then there was New York. Jason and I took the Vamoose bus up there. It’s a nice bus that goes straight from Bethesda to Penn Station with no stops. And it’s only $20-$30 each way. I have to say, the bus ride itself was one of the highlights of the trip. I mean, when do I ever have four hours with nothing to do but read and sleep?
New York itself was really fun too.
We mostly just walked around. We went to Times Square, Central Park, Chelsea Market, walked along the High line and went to H&M and DSW like five times because I felt like my outfit just wasn’t quite right.
And we ate. Bagels from Ess-a-bagel, Halal food from the Halal Guys and dinners at Union Square Cafe and Osteria del doge.
But the highlight of the trip was definitely seeing Hedwig and the Angry Itch. Both Jason and are fans of the movie. (Okay, Jason is – I’ve seen it once, but The Origin of Love is on a lot of my running playlists). We were super excited that it was held over and would still be running when we were there.
And now it’s 9:15 on Sunday night and I have to go to sleep and still haven’t folded the laundry. I always get kind of bummed out when vacations end. But I guess it has to be like that so they feel special while they’re happening.