Tuesday, September 15, 2009
My Awesomeness Continues
As some of you "regulars" know I spent part of my July vacation in the hospital. My daughters and I had planned a few days in New York City, visiting the Intrepid and perhaps the Natural History Museum. There would also be the requisite visit to the Top of the Roc and some good restaurants. I had booked us a couple of nights in a nicer hotel in SoHo.... we were, needless to say excited.
The week before we were to go I was ill and not getting better. I finally went to the ER and was admitted with Mono, yes this 50 year old had mono... also acute renal failure. IVs were hooked up and I was admiteed. No worries all is well and I am back to normal...mostly.
Now for my awesomeness, I read on twitter that September 26th is Museum Day and there are hundreds of museums across the country that are offering free admissions on that day. Thank you to ificouldescape for the tweet. The daughters and I are now headed to NYC for the week end. The Intrepid is one of the museums that is free that day. This is quite a savings and so worth the trip. We will spend the night in NYC and possibly visit another museum, do the Roc and of course some good food. It will be a bit more of a whirlwind trip since we just have the one night but so worth it.
The difficult part, I thought, would be getting the oldest daughter the weekend off of work. So I called her boss and told her about how our earlier vacation was ruined because of me and K spent the week taking care of me and how it would be great if she could have the weekend off and I could take her and her sister to New York as a surprise. All very true, except the surprise bit, but I did lay it on thick. Her manager was great and told me how K is one of her favorite employees and such a hard worker and it would be no problem giving her the weekend off...I rock.
I can't wait, despite the 4-5 hour drive it will be a blast. My daughters and I are a team, we always have a lot of fun together, be it a rock concert or shopping. We rock.
Now if anyone can suggest a decent hotel that won't require us working the streets at night to pay for I would appreciate it. Email me. :)