My time here in California is wrapping up and it has flown by. When I break it down like this, I've done a lot:
Days spent working: 5
Days spent relaxing: 7
Friends I've seen: 4, including 2 college roommates, one friend from my study abroad program, and one babysitting mom turned friend who I will see today
Movies watched: 7 (Woah! They include: Cadillac Records, The Secret Life of Bees, Changeling, Religulous, The Great Debaters, The Time Traveler's Wife, Anne Frank - an ABC TV movie)
Days spent at the beach: 1 (wish it were more but life happens...)
Extended family members I've seen: 9
Books I've finished: 3
Cookies I've baked: dozens
Earlier this year I thought I was headed to Italy next month. Then for a few days I was going to go to London instead. Now it looks like my next vacation will be back home to California for the holidays. I do maintain that living in Manhattan and "vacationing" in So Cal gives me the best of both worlds and I am so glad it has all worked out this way. Still, I'm disappointed I can't go abroad as I've been wanting to travel more internationally for years. That said, I made my choice and living in New York while saving for an international holiday takes more time. I'm considering putting all my money toward my #1 - Greece. Even if I have to go alone as part of a tour group. I've wanted to see Santorini and the other Greek Islands for years. I know I'll get there eventually.
My "Top 5" are: Greece, Spain, Ireland, Italy (other parts, I've been to Venice already), and Egypt
Anyone else out there have a "Top 5"?
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