I’m not really a big city girl…

August 6th, 2009




I’m not really a big city girl, though you’d never know it.   I have managed to take up residence in big cities (Boston, Chicago, L.A.) most of my adult life.  I now find myself off to the “Big Apple” for vacation.  How did this happen?


Well, yes, I know technically how it happened.  My husband is attending a conference for business.  So it made sense to buy a couple of extra plane tickets and make a little family vacation out of it.  My 15-year-old is excited beyond belief.  I don’t know why.  We don’t actually have the money to buy anything in those fancy stores she sees featured in her teen magazines.


Personally, I’m hoping to spend time in the art museum, Central Park, and Little Italy.  I love Italian food.  Broadway shows are fun, too.  A little sushi before the show would be divine. 


I’m planning that it will be a good vacation, hoping for even better-than-planned results, and looking forward to next summer when I get to pick a greener destination.  No disrespect to NYC, but  as I’ve said, I’ve lived in big cities for many, many years.  Vacation for me suggests a change of scenery, a slower pace, a chance to recharge. 


New York City — we’re almost there.  Hawaii — see you next vacation.


Life is good!  Namaste.  –Lori

5 Responses to “I’m not really a big city girl…”

  1. Enjoy your trip with your family, and your Sushi!

  2. I am sure you will find plenty of fantastic things to see and do. It’s always a good thing to combine a family vacation with work. Have fun!

  3. Have fun! I lived in NYC for 15 years, and can hardly believe it myself, because I am not really a big-city gal either. But all the places you mentioned in NY are favorites of mine too. Enjoy!

  4. Lori — Like you, I tend to prefer smaller towns and cities, but for a short visit NYC can be loads of fun. There’s so much to see and do. I hope you really enjoy your trip. When you return, tell us about it:~)

  5. Hope you have enjoyed this trip and the time away, even if in a big city. We’ll look forward to some good stories when you’ve returned.

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