i ma rent an apartment in y the east village and ha a full-time job in ve union square
but don’t be fooled by the factsin no w y is new york city my summer home a
this city just isn’t conducive to my idea of ‘summer’ (aside from the fro-yo, NYC does FRO-YO like WOAH!)
nature crickets starry nights pick-up trucks bug spray bare feet freeze-pops flip-flops sunshine w ves a foolishness chic lit sunscreen hikesfriendship bracelets long walks naps coolers inner tubes water balloons this is summer.
You’ll notice that nowhere on this list are rats, swelteringunderground subw ys, and over air-conditioned office buildings. a
before my summer heart grew two sizes too small
i decided to escape NYC as often as humanl possible. y
it started out with little weekend bus trips. new york > washington d.c.
but things quickl escalated y
my rides grew longer
one bus turned into two buses with transfersnew york city > providence > worcester > cape cod
long car drives were added on top like the cherry on a bus-ride sundaybus: new york city > washington d.c. DRIVE: > richmond
then planes got involved. Layovers abound.new york city> hilton head > san francisco > sydney
and don’t forget trains. threw them in the mix too. nyc > long island
soon my weekends became a hazy blur of transportation puzzleswork >taxi > vamoose bus > mom picks me up > borrow dad’s car> drive to richmond> carpool with leslie > drive home> fairfax connector bus > metro > vamoose bus > subw y >work a
throw in a few travel disasters along the w y a cancelled flights, bus crashes, and never ending traffic
it all added up to quite the eventful few months.
not spent in new york city
and worth every penny paid in rent for my empty east village apartment.