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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NYC Here WE Come

Last Friday was Michael's 25th birthday. I had been planning a huge surprise for him for a month and I was bursting at the seams to let him in on the secret. The day before the big reveal, my step-mom casually, accidentally, spilled ALL the beans, and NO one tried to cover it up. Everyone was in complete shock and Mike sweetly acted like he heard nothing. The secret birthday gift WAS...

A trip to New York!!!

He has always wanted to go and I love the excuse to travel with my husband, so I bought us a trip. We are going to spend 4 quick days in the "City That NEVER Sleeps". We keep telling ourselves that we cannot go to bed early and cannot sleep in.. let's see if we can actually implement that rule.

We are leaving in about a week, and everyday Mike gets more excited. I am so happy that he is happy. Sign number 1-10 of a good gift!

One of my really good friends who lives there has so kindly laid out a list of places/things we should take part in. And when I say list, I mean one that should be published. He listed it out from cheapest to more expensive, populated to locally visited, drunk to drunkest.

When we travel, we are the type to spend one full day packing in all of the "touristy" things and then spending the rest of our time doing what the locals do. I am not sure if that is going to work for this trip, but we can pepper in some local attractions and hot spots.

Because he found out about the trip before planned, I felt like I had nothing I could actually give him. I bought him a map to give him on his birthday, but sneaky one went and found it and "didn't" know that was the bag he couldn't look in. Sure. So, I felt like I had nothing, but then I remembered something else I bought when purchasing the trip. Broadway tickets! Mike LOVES Phantom Of the Opera. I have known this from the moment we met and I was so glad I had someone to share the arts with. BUT, Phantom is the only, and I mean only, broadway that I dislike. I have seen the movie, listened to the cd, AND seen it on broadway, but nothing clicks. So, out of my love for him, I bought us tickets. Granted, we will be in the nose-bleeds, but he was extremely happy. Yay for surprises!

We are SO excited and cannot wait to board the plane! I cannot wait to share all of our photos!

Before dinner 
Post Phantom Of the Opera gift:)

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