Yes, that little cherub is going on vacation, but not with us. She’ll be spending her time at the Petsmart Petshotel, which is her absolute favorite place in the world…other than at home, next to Jim. She’ll play daily in Doggie Day Camp with all of her doggie friends. She might even send a postcard to Buddy and Penny, the NukeBeagles.

I have sufficiently overplanned as I always do for a trip. In fact, this is how over-the-top I went this time:

~~~I took a little blank journal and wrote down every place in NYC that we would like to visit if at all possible, along with the address, phone number, hours, and admission cost (if applicable).

~~~I put all of the listed places into Jim’s GPS (Note to Self: Change the setting on the GPS from biking to WALKING.) so that we’ll have directions at any time.

~~~Jim and I only purchased advance tickets to this and this; those are happening on Day 3. Since we didn’t want to be zig-zagging around town on the other days, we gave each day a journal page and wrote down what areas/activities we would scout on those days.

I mean really, you have to have a plan when you’re going to explore a major city. And I made it clear to Jim that our “plan” is as it should be: mostly flexible. But still, you people aren’t going to believe what we will probably accomplish in a few days’ time, unless you recall my Marathon Daytrip to Chicago last summer that took three posts to summarize. Missed it? Read about it from the beginning here.

Happy Friday! Meet me back here tomorrow, same time, same place! I’ve got another post comin’ atcha!