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When? and Where?

April 19th, 2010

John and I took a stroll around the ‘hood on Sunday afternoon; it was (and has been generally) gorgeous out. The weather has been so warm, in fact, that the trees and flowers seem confused. There are tulips already in full bloom — about a month early, I think — as was this gorgeous magnolia tree:

And yet, meanwhile, just around the corner at a tasty Lebanese restaurant, we got a little shot of Christmas spirit:

I’d deck the halls with the hummus from this place anytime; their munchies are much better than their spelling.

Amidst the confusion of what time of year it is, we’re also in a tizzy about planning our whereabouts next week. Over the last couple of months, we’ve been planning a trip to Syria and Turkey. But then this little Icelandic volcano reared its ashy head.

Of course, we could take the chance of sticking with Plan A and hoping things (including a stopover in Heathrow) would work out. But after much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided that we want to remove the risk of being stranded somewhere. Ultimately, if we end up going elsewhere and then this whole situation clears up in the meantime, that would still be less frustrating than being delayed indefinitely and kicking ourselves for not having changed our plans.

So… here we are at 3:45 a.m. and John’s been on hold with Air Canada for who knows how long… Let’s hope we can swap destinations. Fingers crossed!

Any suggestions on where to go instead?

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  1. April 19th, 2010 at 13:21 | #1

    oh em! bummer about the timing of you trip. my vote is portugal! you can fly direct from nyc… updates on this please!

  2. April 19th, 2010 at 22:16 | #2

    San Fran? Savannah, Georgia? Both are beautiful this time of year! I’d pick a warm southern state… perfect for this time of year… those states are generally too hot for summer vacations but great in the spring.

  1. May 13th, 2010 at 22:18 | #1
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