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Spring and Summer Preview!!

Where am I heading next?

I am currently on a short (3 month) travel hiatus to get some work done, get in shape, and let the excitement build up for the great spring and summer travel plans that I have in the hopper.

Okay, that's not COMPLETELY the truth. I did sneak off last weekend for a quick visit to NYC and Atlantic City. My husband wanted to gamble and I wanted to eat, so we made a quick 2 days of it. The highlights:

Amazing dinner at Toloache, a little Mexican restaurant in the Theater District of NYC. What a find! A "to die for" house margarita and wonderful food in a very warm atmosphere:


We had some time to kill before our Broadway show so we headed over to Carnegie Deli for my favorite cheesecake. Somehow, we ended up with a coconut cream pie and a strawberry shortcake too....


Then it was off to orchestra seats for Jersey Boys! What a GREAT show. However, we had taken my best friend's 5 year old daughter with us, not knowing much about the show. We see a big sign as we walk in that says, "Jersey Boys is not recommended for all ages. The show contains smoke, gun shots, strobe lights, drug references, sexual situations and profane “authentic Jersey language.” Uh-oh.


I asked 5 year old Ariana the next morning what she thought of the show. She looked very thoughtful for a minute and then looked me dead in the eye and said, "Awkward."

From the mouths of babes......

After the show I had to grab a slice from Ray's. Yes, it said "Famous Original Ray's" but every Ray's in NYC claims it is the "original" Ray's...so who really knows?


Sunday it was off to Atlantic City so the boys could spend a sweaty 12 hours in the smoky poker room while the girls spent a BLISSFUL day at the Toccare Spa at the Borgata. This spa was wonderful. We had 3 one-hour treatments and in between each one, we were able to relax in the luxurious lounge with snacks and juices or retire to the steam and hot tub room where we could soak our woes away under a warm waterfall.


The evening was spent with dinner and wine at Wolfgang Puck's in the Borgata. We stayed at the Water Club and the rooms were super comfy. I could have spent a week in that huge shower.


By 3 am, when my husband still hadn't returned from the poker room, I had a choice. 1) Go down to find him and risk throwing off his mojo if he was winning, 2) Go down and demand he quit, mojo or no mojo, or 3) Leave him be and hope he was winning enough money to cover my 5 hour stint in the spa.....yeah, I went to bed.

Then, the whirlwind was over and it was home again, home again.

So, where to next? Here's what's coming folks:

April: Kauai, HI

May: Seaside, FL & Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

July: Key West, FL & Christiansburg, VA

August: Maine & the east coast of Canada

That should keep me busy.

Posted by vicki_h 09:46 Archived in USA

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oh man! That sounds like heaven (particularly the spa!). I will never know how men can spend an entire day at the casino... :P
And I find it awesome that you are re-exploring the U.S.-- my first thought would be to jump to Europe or Asia-- somewhere completely foreign. But then you realize how different parts of the U.S. can feel like an entirely different world. Enjoy the down-south BBQ!

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