Monday, August 31, 2015

How to Reveal a Surprise Trip, Rediscovering my Love for Watercolors, and Our Trip to NYC - Part 2

New York City skyline with watercolor image in foreground
Welcome back for Part 2 of the post with the longest title ever! 

I've never planned a trip by myself before.  I've never surprised anyone with such a big gift, either.  As the time to reveal my plans got closer, I started to worry a little that the Mister wouldn't like it or that when we actually got there, the trip wouldn't live up to the hype I'd created.  Also, what if I'd planned too many activities for each day and we wound up rushing from one to the next without fully enjoying each one?  I'm happy to say all these worries were unfounded; somehow I'd allowed the right amount of time for each event that we even had time to wander a bit with no destination.  I just couldn't stop worrying for a couple of days there.  

Friday, August 28, 2015

How to Reveal a Surprise Trip, Rediscovering my Love for Watercolors, and Our Trip to NYC - Part 1

watercolor painting of the Frying Pan lightship at Maritime 66 pier in New York City
 This post has the longest title of any I've ever written.  I tried about six different ones, but none of them quite got all three ideas across, and each one seemed too important to eliminated, so there it is.  The award for Longest Post Title Ever goes to this one (and tomorrow's).

The Mister had a big birthday this year, and I spent the three months leading up to it planning a surprise trip to New York City to celebrate.