Planning a trip to New York City, the city that never sleeps, seemed like a good idea back in October, but now that the date of departure is upon me I have put it in the ‘what were you thinking’ category. Obviously planning a trip to New York City in February hasn’t been one of my better ideas. As I sit inside my home with the air conditioner running on high because it is 42°C outside I wonder what possessed me to not only think about a trip to NYC, but actually book and pay for it. All I am sure of is that NYC is not alone in being the only thing that doesn’t sleep, neither do I.
I am not a fan of the cold and I am certainly not a fan of minus 11 or the blizzards that come with such a negative number and I always thought a snow day meant going on a school excursion to Canberra and having Wednesday as the fun day in the snow at Thredbo.
So in the middle of summer I have had to buy thermals and snow boots to ward of the chill from the snow showers (not exactly sure what that means though it doesn’t sound too welcoming) that will surely greet me as I step outside of JFK airport.
I balked at the prospect of buying skis and poles to negotiate the streets as I have never learned to ski and I didn’t think the streets of New York City would be the best time to learn.
I checked to make sure my travel insurance covers hypothermia and double pneumonia, my suitcase is packed and I am ready to go. I only hope I don’t end up as rigid as the lady on Liberty Island.
After another restless night I finally fell asleep ice-skating on the Hudson to waking up lying in a hammock on Waikiki Beach.
If for some reason I cannot fly into JFK I have a contingency plan… I hear Hawaii is nice at this time of the year although I will probably have to ditch the snow boots.