three days away
I am three days away from boarding a plane to Amsterdam!
I can’t even tell you how excited I am and how I’ve been waiting for this vacation. Over a drunken dinner, three ladies said they were going to plan a trip to Amsterdam and Paris, and by golly, within 2 weeks, they chose the dates and booked plane tickets.
We’ve arranged to rent out apartments in both cities, as it was more affordable and convenient. We’ve gotten our tickets for Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, and the Heineken experience. We’ve plans to take a canal cruise, hit the Red Light District and visit a coffee house or two.
For Paris, we are taking an afternoon trip to Épernay to visit the cellars of Moët & Chandon, house of Dom Pérignon. I love me some bubbly! We had originally planned on taking a side trip to Normandy, but it’s pretty expensive and is a super long day traveling and sightseeing. Instead, we’ll head to Versailles. Less morose and more shiny and palace-y. Some, OK, a lot of wine and cheese and a stop in a patisserie are on the agenda every day. I’m hoping all the walking will help off-set the caloric intake.
I’m a little nervous that I’m not going to be able to fall asleep on the red-eye over there. I don’t sleep well on planes. At all. I plan on indulging quite a bit in the Delta Sky Club lounge prior to the flight. Be on the lookout for drunk tweets from JFK :) If I don’t pass out in a drunken stupor, I might have to add a little Benadryl to the mix for a little extra oomph.
I may have already gone a bit overboard buying things for the trip. New DLSR camera, new camera bag, new passport wallet, new purse, new shoes, new makeup, new perfume rollerballs (convenient for travel!), new packing cubes, new this, new that. But, seriously, it’s all stuff I need! My suitcase weighs a bloody ton, that’ll be fun dragging around :| I made sure, however, to leave some room for bringing home stuff. Shopping in Paris? Oui, s’il vous plaît!
I’ll try to use train and plane time to transfer pictures to my computer and put together a post about the trip. I’ll have a nice 8 hour plane ride home to get a draft ready for publishing :)
Catch you all later!