Friday, August 21, 2009

Feeling Grown Up

Tomorrow we are flying to Buffalo for a wedding. Our flight leaves the airport at 10:50 and we arrive in Buffalo around 12:30. I believe the wedding is at 2. Talk about cutting it close. Anyway, we are only going up for the night, so we are planning to carry-on and take a cab to the church as soon as we land. We will then put our bags in a friend's car and ride with them to the hotel, which doubles as the reception site. On Sunday we will take a cab back to the airport (unless someone is awake and offers to drop us off) after what I imagine will be a night of debauchery. We have another direct flight around 12:30 and will be home in time to make dinner.

Something about this trip really makes me feel like a grown up. Maybe it is that we are flying instead of driving. Maybe it is the direct flight. Maybe it is that we will be dressed for the wedding when we are on the plane. Maybe it is that we are seeing AJ's college friends for the first time since our wedding. Maybe it is that I finally am out of grad school and have a real job to talk about. Maybe it is the briefness of the trip.

It could also be any combination of those things.

I guess I don't know what it is, but I like it!

Side note: The hotel is right next to Niagara Falls. I am from Upstate NY, but somehow I have never been to the falls. Expect lots of pretty pictures upon our return!

17 comments:

  1. Ooh the falls are so pretty! We would go to the Canadian side of the falls in undergrad because of the drinking age over there. If you have time or will go again, you need to take the Maid of the Mist boat ride, you will not regret it! It's breathtaking!

    Have a great time at the wedding!

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  2. That sounds like a fantastic, if brief, trip. I think the dressed up on the plane would make me feel very grown up as well. I'm still a yoga pants & tee shirt w/scarf on the plane kinda gal.

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  3. It's the Jet Set Lifestyle! I felt the same way when I took my first business trip where I would be flying to Boston but be back home in DC for dinner.

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  4. Have a blast at the wedding!! That's so cool that your hotel is next to Niagara. Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  5. I heart Niagara Falls, not in the chintzy touristy way, but in the oh. my. gooodness! those are beautiful!

    Can't wait to see pics!

    xox

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  6. oh enjoy the falls, last time i was there we ate at this french restaurant at the top of the minolta? tower. it was soooooooo beautiful, not sure if it is still there or not, but pretty tasty.

    i LOVE those quick flights too, and it does make you feel so like a big girl.

    mrs b
    www.thebelleofbismarck.com

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  7. have fun at the wedding!!
    looking forward to lots of pics ;)

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  8. I was there last weekend for a wedding. It was beautiful!! You'll enjoy it. My Sunday was a tad rough, had a little too much of the punch celebrating the new couple. Have a blast

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  9. I am flying to va for like one day for a wedding next weekend, I wish i had no layovers! In my flight from Richmond to Jacksonville there is a layover in Detroit, MI...how random! haha Hope you have a wonderful time miss grownup!

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  10. I can't believe you've never been to the falls! I'm also from Upstate NY (Syracuse) and I've gone to the falls on like three different school trips.

    Have fun!

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  11. I agree, fantastic, and I am looking forward to photos! Have a great weekend.

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  12. Let me know where! My cousin just got married at Niagara Falls on July 18th, but I believe it was the Canadian side.

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  13. I've always wanted to see Niagra Falls. Please post pictures so I can live vicariously through you :) And have a wonderful time!

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  14. That's amazing that you've managed to never go to the Falls before. Your trip does sound very grown up, enjoy!

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  15. I love Niagra Falls! So pretty there. Hope you had fun!!

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  16. ooh nice one. Niagra Falls would be nice to see. Look forward to some pics.

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