I'm leaving today.
That's right. NYC here I come.
By the time you read this I should be on my way to the airport to fly to NYC where I'll meet up with my older sister who is flying in from Ohio.
Why, might you ask, am I headed to the Big Apple?
This past spring my older sister celebrated a big birthday. (I won't tell you what that big birthday was, but let's just say it rhymes with "shorty") My sister is also a huge tennis fan and has wanted to go to the US Open tennis tournament for some time. We lived in the Bronx for 3 years and my husband and I have each gone to the US Open, but never my sister. So, I had the idea, "Let's go to NYC and celebrate your birthday and go see some tennis!" She agreed immediately, and thus the trip was born.
We are also going to go see Mamma Mia and do a few of the touristy things. Hopefully we will not get mugged or stuck on the subway. (yes, it did cross my mind. I will also make sure we stand away from the subway platform. One can never be too careful about those things, you know)
My husband and I lived in the Bronx from 1999-2002. I haven't been back since we left. I have all sorts of thoughts about seeing the city.
In short, I am excited!
I will try to blog as much as possible and include as many pictures as I can. I'm not counting on seeing any celebrities. The only celebrity I ever saw the entire three years we lived there was Sigourney Weaver.
Here's hoping Andy Roddick wins the Open. (Yes, I will be fine if Nadal wins, but it's the US Open, I want an American to win) And I'm rooting for one of the Williams sisters as well.
Pray for my family while I'm gone. I know they will be fine. Pray for my flight to be smooth as well, if you think about it.