We’re entering the time of year that the word “cabin fever” fits like a glove. Other than maybe Californians, people everywhere are ready for green grass, robins, and tomatoes. It may be many more months before tomatoes, but we are nearing mud season in New England, which means that spring is just around the corner from all of that melting mush. This time of year also coincides with another uniquely New England (and New York) phenomenon known as winter break. It seems that every school from Maine to Rhode Island is off the week following President’s Day. This can make it extremely difficult to go anywhere since there is competition from every side to successfully book a flight to Florida. You may be saying, but there’s an economic downturn. No one is going to Florida. You are wrong if those are your words. We are well aware that they still are going everyone is going since Matt and I also booked a trip for that very week. As we were searching, flights disappeared by the minute. The flight we wound up getting had to be booked over the phone since the airline was changing was at that moment, hiking the prices hundreds of dollars and we managed to just squeak by with the rate that we found. Oh, and it’s not nonstop, and we’re flying out of Providence Rhode Island. I am elated at the thought that my winter coat can stay home and I will not need waterproof boots. Can’t wait!
Sun, February 8, 2009