November 19, 2006

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

This is my last post for a week or more.

I’ve not posted on it yet, although I’ve known for a year because… well, I keep forgetting. It is not that it is irrelevant, it’s just when posting time comes, I either have a ton of stuff in the hopper already or something happens during the day that takes precedence.

We’re taking our first real vacation as a family this Thanksgiving. Actually, we’re still spending Thanksgiving afternoon through Sunday with family in the Garden State, but as of Tuesday night… we are taking our first vacation and flying to New York City to watch the Macy’s Day Parade.

What prompted this? Well we have a family member that had tickets to the parade and asked if we wanted to go. I said, “Hell yeah!” Life experience. I’m all about the Life experience.

We’re flying out Tuesday night, late, we have reservations in NYC, we’ll be visiting Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, and my husband wants to take the boys ice skating in Rockefeller Center. (I don’t skate.) The parade is on Thursday and then we’ll take the train out of Penn Station to New Jersey. I’m pretty excited.

My kids have never done the big city thing, never been on a plane, and the whole ‘take the train’ thing sounds like fun. Some people do these things every day… but we don’t. So I’m excited about experiencing something some people think nothing about, but is kind of mysterious to us.

It would be cool if it snowed, as my boys have never seen snow either. But it will be a mild Thanksgiving week, which is actually great since we all know I don’t do well under 65 degrees. It’ll be cold enough for me in the 40s and 50s.

And my boys actually own… GLOVES! We bought coats, hats and gloves. They’re pretty excited about their new wardrobe.

So y’all have a great week. I am off. Too much to do really for me to post. I have a lot of packing, cleaning and preparation, not to mention trying to cram my work hours into two days and doing the Thanksgiving Day thing at the school with the kids.

Happy Thanksgiving. Be Safe. Have fun with your family. And eat lots of pie.

Posted by Boudicca at November 19, 2006 09:22 PM | TrackBack

Have fun in the big city! An early Happy Thanksgiving from me to you.

Posted by: Denny at November 19, 2006 09:32 PM

Have a great time Bou, and if the boys have to take school work with them, make sure the teacher gives you the right stuff. When we took the Princess to Orlando for a week in January, her teacher gave her the wrong week's work and gave her an incomplete until she got the right ones done when she returned.

Posted by: Tink at November 19, 2006 09:47 PM

Thanks, Denny!

Tink- we don't have to take them out. we planned it around work and school, so we should be OK. I'm really excited about this trip.

Posted by: Bou at November 19, 2006 09:51 PM

... safe trip.... I did NYC a few years ago and had a blast.... make sure you get a nice Reuben Sandwich...

Posted by: Eric at November 19, 2006 10:16 PM

OMG I'm so envious. Make sure they eat a pretzel from a street vendor. And eat one on my behalf. I love NYC. Have a great time! I'm so jealous.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at November 19, 2006 10:23 PM

Have a great trip, and a Happy Thanksgiving! I'm betting that it's going to be a blast.

A tip... should the President happen to be there during your visit, do not say anything about needing to leave immediately. From personal experience.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at November 19, 2006 10:50 PM

How awesome. Enjoy! I'll look for you on TV!

Posted by: caltechgirl at November 20, 2006 01:58 AM

Hope ya'll have a great trip and a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Posted by: pam at November 20, 2006 06:11 AM

Have big fun! I'll wave to you on tv!!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: Marie at November 20, 2006 10:18 AM

Oh WOW! I hope that you all have a fabulous time!!

Posted by: Richmond at November 20, 2006 10:32 AM

I know you'll have a wonderful time - outside of being cold. *grin*. I have a feeling one of your boys will lose his heart to the big city and want to go back when he gets older. LOL.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the parade. I wish I could get myself to NYC... I haven't been there for about 3 years. It's time for a road trip I think.

Posted by: Teresa at November 20, 2006 11:47 AM

Travel safely and have a wonderful time! And don't forget to eat your own turkey, dressing, and pie, perhaps washed down by lashings of Irish Coffee...

Posted by: Elisson at November 20, 2006 12:09 PM

Have fun y'all! Don't forget to take LongJohns (the underwaer, not the fast food place). You will feel very cold in the wind at the parade. Layers are the key. Get those boys of yours some long undies & tee shirts. Enjoy!

Posted by: Shawn at November 20, 2006 02:13 PM

Yay! We'll look for you in the crowd on TV!

Posted by: Ogre at November 20, 2006 03:11 PM

Watch out for the CHUDs.

Posted by: Toluca Nole at November 20, 2006 04:31 PM

Have a great time! I love NY! I love NY around the holidays the most. I'll look for you on t.v. Oh, and we had snow last night. But it looks all clear while you are in the City!

Posted by: oddybobo at November 20, 2006 05:24 PM

Hope you weren't planning on leaving your blog unattended the whole time.

Someone might throw a comment party while you were gone.

*gets slip'n'slide out of trunk*

Posted by: Harvey at November 20, 2006 08:58 PM

I envy you. You'll have a great time. Just remmeber: New Yorkers are not rude. They're just in a hurry and VERY direct!

Posted by: Jerry at November 20, 2006 10:14 PM

Have a mahvelous trip. I'll see if can arrange some snow. Then I can teach the boys the joys of running a snow blower.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at November 20, 2006 10:57 PM

I can't believe you are going to be so CLOSE to me and not mention it before now?!!!! Guess I'll wait to tell you that our family will be down near you in March...including DH.

Don't forget to visit FAO Schartz, Time Square, Central Station and most definately have fun ice skating!!!!

Posted by: Lemon Stand at November 21, 2006 08:28 AM

Hmph ... Saturday morning and I just looked out my window here ... alls I see is lotsa sunshine.

Gotta do better than that, Jimbo.

Posted by: Erica at November 25, 2006 08:48 AM