After visiting the hospital today to see Becky and my brother, Aidan and I headed to Simcoe to visit my parents. We figured it would do all of us good to have a normal family dinner. And it did.
Over dinner we chatted about the obvious; that being my brother and the accident. We also chatted about Christmas and what that would entail. You see, Aidan and I had planned to fly to Europe for three weeks over Christmas and New Years. However, given the current situation with my brother, it seems like a far better idea to stick around and spend time with the family.
But don’t worry folks; this isn’t the end of my wanderlusting ways. Far from it. During our drives back and forth from the hospital, Aidan and I have been chatting about what our plans could be. Clearly we both know that being home for Christmas is the only option. But we also know that travel is still in our very near future. In fact, after our conversation today I think we’ve figured out where were going to go and when we are going to go there. So, without further ado let me present to you the
New & Improved
Dan & Aidan Fun Time Christmas Travel Adventure
Destination: New York City!
Say what? New York City? Again? Weren’t you just in the Big Apple?
Why yes, yes I was, thank you for noticing. But really, this is a no-brainer. Flights are inexpensive. Hotels are inexpensive (for NYC). The time of year is right. I love the city. And even more: Aidan has never been there. This is clearly something that I should have rectified long ago. Regardless, the plan is to hit the Big Apple one more time this year. On our list of things to do:
- The Book of Mormon, because it’s freaking awesome,
- How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, starring Harry Potter (I mean Daniel Radcliffe),
- The Breukelen Distillery, to sample some Gin,
- Michel Cluizel chocolates (I’m clearly addicted),
- Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar – the chocolate and wine restaurant that I mentioned here,
- Cafe Habana – the amazing Cuban restaurant that I also mentioned here,
- Central Park (of course),
- The Staten Island Ferry (to see the Statue of Liberty for about $3),
- Rockefeller Centre (to see the big-assed Christmas tree),
- Times Square, because my brother has to see this,
- The Guggenheim, for art-y goodness,
- The MoMA, for modern art-y goodness,
- Crumbs Bakery, for cupcake-y goodness,
- Magnolia Bakery, for other sugary goodness,
- Good Enough To Eat (for breakfast), and
- The Dead Poet (to continue my quest to drink 100 pints of Guinness as per my Not-So-Bucket-List list).
I’m sure there will be other items added to the list, but this is a good start for now. And as always, I shall keep you posted on my wanderlusting and my adventuring.
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- Dear New York: The Doctors Are Coming For You (consumedbywanderlust.wordpress.com)
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