I bought the ticket on Saturday and was in NYC on Sunday. There wasn't even time for anticipation. Just getting ready to see my sister and to see the city.
There was a peace that took over me as we flew the tiny plane over lower Manhattan and I saw landmarks I recognized from real life and from movies.
There were some jitters as I got off the plane and tried to remember which bus I had to take and where to get the Metro ticket. Fortunately, my boo had given me really good directions before leaving and a quick call to him reassured me that I knew what I was doing.
I made it to her house.
I have wandered the city for a week, mostly on my own. I have not gotten lost. I went to Harlem, Brooklyn, New Jersey, and am now in DC. When I go back to NYC, I even plan on visiting Chinatown with all of their non-English signs.
It has been fun and I anticipate that I will have fun while here in DC hanging with Big Bro and his girlfriend.
I don't really want to do the touristy things, but I feel that since I am a teacher of history, I should at least do a walk-by of some of the historical landmarks and buildings in the Mall area.
This was my Stream of Consciousness Sunday post hosted by Jana A at Jana's Thinking Place. Today's prompt was anticipation.
And my anticipation for this trip has settled and has turned to reassurance that I can do a lot of things.
You can join in by free-writing for five minutes on the prompt, or on whatever you have on your mind. This is a great brain-dump exercise. You can link your post to Jana's page, or just go to her page to read what others wrote.