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!


  1. have a great time Amy! you’re going to love it!

    • Thanks, GG! Very excited to see Amsterdam, cause I’ve never been. I’ve been to Paris a few times, but always love it and this will be the first time going with girlfriends that I can booze and be silly crazy with 🙂

  2. Brenda

    OMG sweetie – have a FABULOUS trip!! Be careful but have fun
    P.S. Can you PLEASE invite me to dinner with these ladies next time???
    xoxo – Second Mom

    • Thanks! Mama D said “please, I don’t want a phone call that you’re in jail. Just make sure you shower really well and air out your clothes to get rid of the smell.” LOL. And yes, you are invited to the next dinner.

      • Brenda

        Well, clearly Mama D is closer to you – as it should be! I can only think things that I can not say – and that’s pretty good for me to hold back!. Have a wonderful holiday lovie (ha ha) !!!

        • You know you can say whatever you want to me 🙂

          • Brenda

            I do, thanks, but preferably in person and not publicly!!

  3. Brenda

    AND ~ post some pics to Instagram!!

    • I’ll try to keep up with it when I can connect to free wifi (I’m not paying for AT&T’s international data plan).

  4. Brenda

    Let’s all get together when you return. Would love to hear all about it!!!

  5. Awesome! I hope you have a great trip!

    • Why thank you, Mrs. Kiefer!! Congrats on your nuptials!! Looking forward to the wedding recap post 🙂

  6. All my flights keep going out of LaGuardia, not JFK. I’m definitely looking forward to spending some time in the Delta SkyMiles lounge at some point though. Can’t wait to read about your trip.

    • Thanks, CSG. I’ve never been in the lounge at LGA. The new JFK lounge has an outdoor deck, but sadly, I think it’s going to thunderstorm Thursday evening before my flight, so I don’t think they’ll have it open. But I suppose a delayed flight means more time in the lounge, which means more drinks 🙂

      • a thunderstorm! Oh no! I never check the weather more than a couple days at a time anymore. It figures that it would storm after a lovely 90 degree day yesterday. Most of my flights out of LGA have been on the Chicago shuttle, so it’s this rinky-dink little terminal with only 6 gates. I don’t even know what it’s like elsewhere. One of these days I’ll go on a real vacation, and then I’ll find out!

  7. I hope you are having a fabulous time on your trip! Take lots of pics, drink lots of wine, and eat lots of cheese! You deserve it!

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