Start spreading the news......I'm leaving today........There's a song in that (Mr Sinatra!!). Yes I'm off to Manhattan, New York City for a week. A mad dash there and back to take in the spectacular city of New York. I've never been and a friend (who just ran the New York marathon in 3hours 26 minutes - yes you can see that I am surrounded by extremely active people) is staying on for a week and asked a few of us to join her. It will be hard leaving my beautiful family at home - however the children are in the hands of my extremely capable hubby (thanks sweetheart!).
I am travelling with 1. a foodie, 2. a shopper, 3. an outdoor fitness freak and 4. one who is into the arts and music , so needless to say we will be condensing a month of experiences into a whirlwind trip of 7 days.
I am looking forward to taking in the cultural differences and simply experiencing one of the worlds most exciting cities. If any of my lovely American bloggers have some advice for a few 'newbie' Australian chickadees - please let me know?
Tips I have found handy for long haul flights:
- No alcohol
- Lots of water
- Don't eat everything that's on offer just because it is there
- Try to keep your bodies natural circadian rhythms in tact using the eye mask and ear plugs
- sleep when you should be sleeping (not watching yet another movie)
- taking melatonin before bed on the first few nights
I plan to blog daily and will let you know if I have found 'the perfect coffee' or the BBS (best banana smoothie) or if I break my wrist whilst ice skating or roller blading in Central Park (I'm exhausted already).
Oh almost forgot to mention - we have booked some tickets to the Broadway production of "A Steady Rain" with Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig!!!! need I say more.
Wish me luck