Saturday, August 28, 2010

Travel Challenge #1

My life partner/ husband and I are planning another journey  (thank heavens I agreed to travel around the world with him when we were first dating because I think he believed that getting along on an extended trip was part of the prerequisite to a happy marriage.)   I guess I passed the test because we have been happily married for 31 years. 
 Just a couple of weeks ago, on the spur of the moment, we purchased the Jet Blue travel pass.  We were having so much fun doing it that my brother, who was visiting us from California, handed me his credit card and said to sign him up too.  Another proof that shopping is contagious.  In case you are not familiar with the "all you can fly" pass - it basically allows you to fly anywhere on the Jet Blue system for one month beginning Sept 7.
I had some buyers remorse when it came to booking the flights because there were so many options and we had to deal with the connecting cities.  But we now have a plan and the flights are booked -  hopefully it won't be too hectic.  We leave on Sept 7th for New York City with plans to attend the US Tennis Open and wander around one of my favorite cities for 2 days  (my husband thinks NYC is too expensive and has very little appreciation for the city - so I'm lucky he wanted to attend the US Open).   I will be exploring Manhattan at my normal frenzied pace and as usual will be ready to leave when the time comes.   I am going to find the Steinway Piano showroom which peaked an interested after watching "Note by Note - the making of Steinways".  Great movie by the way.  
Challenge number 1 -  finding a cheap room in Manhattan.  So far my $110 bids on Priceline have been unsuccessful. 

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