Monday, March 21, 2011

Four Weeks!! Four Weeks!!

Although I have never fully understood this expression: I am fit to be tied! Exactly 4 weeks from right now I will probably be brushing my teeth at my best friend's house getting ready to go to sleep. No I won't be going to bed early - it's an hour later there. I am so excited about my birthday trip!
Loretta and I took our first trip together in October 1999. It was the first anniversary of Dad's death and I wanted to get out of the house. We didn't really know each other but she knew my Dad well and I thought she'd be fun and she said yes and off we went to Vegas. I have never had a better travel companion. We totally fill in each other's gaps when it comes to travel. It's the little things. I'll have a safety pin and she remembers to get the ice. It's always perfect. And we laugh and laugh and have so much fun.

We've been on so many trips together, we have it down to a science. First order of business: Have the cab driver stop somewhere for beer and other goodies. Second order of business: Enter the hotel room and order extra towels and ashtrays and tip that person well. Third order of business: Play!!
And I love showing Loretta around. We nearly always go somewhere that I have been to before, so I know the ropes a little bit. She has not been to New York. She doesn't even know what to expect. I expect she will love it. And as usual, I have some plans, but not too many, leaving lots of free exploration time.
We'll have two full days in New York - Wednesday my birthday and Thursday. Tuesday and Friday will be coming and going. The Saturday after my birthday we are going to color Easter eggs with my brother and nephew. And while I am in North Carolina I'm going to have pork barbecue and and good ol' North Carolina hot dogs.
It's going to be a great vacation and I can't wait. Four weeks! Four. Weeks. (woot woot!!) What a fun celebration of my 50th anniversary of being alive. Dude!!


emerrube said...

I love vacation! You're going to have a great time. :)

Anonymous said...

New York will never be the same again!

- Jazz

Carole said...

...but who's counting? haha
You are such a good "fun" planner. I think you've planned the perfect 50th birthday getaway.

geewits said...

~~I will!! I can't wait!

~~Oh, I don't expect to change too many lives there. Maybe just a few.

~~It's a big birthday and I wanted to go somewhere that I really wanted to go. I think it will be great!

Jocelyn said...

I'm super excited for you. Having just the right travel companion is a rare gift. Advance congrats to you!

geewits said...

~~Thanks! yes, she is a gift.

Lo said...

Aww, I'm blushing! A gift? I think YOU are the gift!!
I hope it was as fun as you hoped it would be!!
Love you!