Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bestest Birthday Trip Ever

Next year, some of my besties and I will celebrate our 35th birthdays.

(How I feel about turning 35 will be posted separately. And require tissues.)

So over drinks a few weeks ago we started talking about taking a special birthday trip.

The conversation started like this:

ME: “I think we should try to find somewhere that’s not too expensive.”

DESI: “How about Europe?”


So we kept thinking and drinking (twas the night of many Magners for me!), and as a result of that evening’s conversations, I sent this email:

To: Desi and Tracey
From: KK
Subject: 35th Birthday Trip

Conversation summary/trip rules:

1. this trip is to be taken some time in 2009.
2. the destination SHOULD BE a place that none of us have ever been to
3. OR it could be a place that the 3 of us HAVE been to...together.
4. this destination is NOT in Europe
5. taking into considering the sad state of the economy, consider a trip within driving distance
6. this trip is most likely a long weekend (think Wednesday to Sunday)
7. when on said trip, there is NO pressure to do a certain activity if you’re not interested
8. there will be no hard feelings if someone doesn’t want to do your activity
9. there will be many photos and a quote board on this trip
10. this trip will be fun!

So I gave the girls a homework assignment (hey, who called the Fun Police?!) to do a little research and come back with a list of 4-5 places they’d be interested in going and why (ie, I MUST get a cheesesteak in Philly; I want my photo with the Lincoln Memorial in DC; I want to hook up with a Latin man in Miami).

So that's where we are.

Hey – any of YOU have any suggestions for a fun place for our 35th birthday bash trip?


Little Ms Blogger said...

My gfs and I got together for the year we turned 40. We ended up renting a house at the Jersey show for a weekend in June (before the crowds). It was half-way for friends in RI and GA.

We brought tons of booze, a blender and checked out the local area for restaurants and nightlife.

We had such a fun time that we did it again this past August.

Pick a beach spot, plant your butt in a beach chair and bring lots of alcohol (mixes & blender)....that's all you really need! Oh yeah, don't forget the music - drunk karoke is the best!

Anonymous said...

I turn 35 next year also... ugh! Maybe I can join you gals!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I love NYC. Of course it is cliche, but you can't beat a city that never sleeps. There is so much to do...Broadway, museums, SoHo, shopping, Chinatown...I could go on forever.

It can be pretty expensive I guess, but I'm sure there are great deals if you plan this far in advance!

The One and Only Kristy J said...

savannah,georgia is super fun to go to and it's a really beautiful place, lots of really amazing restaurants . oh and right by the river there's always some sort of festival or activites going on.
if you want something a little more laid back renting a cottage or a house in the outer banks(before or after peak season) is always a lot of fun. the food there is great, the people are friendly, and the booze is pretty cheap.
good luck!