Epic East Coast Trip | Overview
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Epic East Coast Trip | An Overview
So I can definitely say that 2016 has been the year of vacations, and awesome ones at that! Back in April, Josh and I went on a weekend 4 day cruise to the Bahamas. We were blessed to go on a family vacation to Panama City Beach with my mom and his parents this summer. Levi and I went on our ultimate road trip in July. And just last month we headed up the East Coast to visit family and friends stopping in Boston, New York City, and Washington DC.
Our 10 year anniversary is coming up in November and our original plan had been to go on a European cruise in August or September OR go on a weeklong trip the week of our anniversary; BUT with the news of baby girl on her way, we had to reschedule our Europe trip for another anniversary. I think I’m okay with that. 😉 So we decided to do another trip that could count as our 10 year anniversary trip. Only catch, it wouldn’t be kid free and we would have to take Levi.
The idea for this epic East Coast trip started with the idea of wanting to go visit our new nephew who was born in mid-July. We try to go up and see our brother and sister-in-law in Boston every year and we normally go the last week of October… well that wouldn’t work either with baby girl coming, so we decided to move the trip up earlier in the year and go see our new nephew!
We had some good friends who are from Atlanta originally, but have lived in San Antonio for the last 2.5 years. We tried to make a trip out to visit them there, but cost of flights and schedules never allowed us to make it out there. Well, they just moved to DC at the end of July, so we thought it would be fun to visit them as well. Why not go visit friends in a new city two weeks after they moved in?? HA!
So Josh and I started talking and thought it would be fun to fly into Boston or DC and then travel via train to the next city, since we all know how much Levi LOVES trains. I threw out the idea of stopping in NYC in between; and plans began. Josh did most of the research on how to get up there. He made a spreadsheet on which city we would fly into first and out of last, which airport(s) we could choose (as DC has 3 realistic options from where our friends live).
After looking and figuring it out, we decided to fly into Boston first and spend Saturday until Tuesday.
From there, we would take an Amtrak train from Boston to NYC. We booked the Northeast Regional Amtrak train from Back Bay in Boston to Penn Station in NYC. We spent Tuesday evening until Thursday afternoon in NYC.
From NYC, we left Penn Station (talk about a CRAZY station!) and went down to Union Station in DC. We got to DC on Thursday evening and stayed until Sunday afternoon.
Hop on over to the blog tomorrow to see the first part of our trip in Boston! We had such a FUN trip to all three cities. It was fun taking Levi to these fun cities. You won’t believe the thing he has talked about the most since the trip. Find out this week what it was!