Well, check another item off my To-Do list, because I finally booked my flight!
There's something to that whole Patience is a Virtue thing. When I originally checked flights from Nashville to NYC, the lowest fare I could find was United at around $360 roundtrip. Granted, I don't fly often, but that didn't exactly scream "bargain" to me, and I am always looking for a good deal.
|Y'all be flyin' somewhere?|
Credit: Southwest Airlines
Long story short, I was able to book two roundtrip fares for a grand total of $322. Not each. Total.
My traveling companion will be a good buddy of mine, a very talented artist originally from NYC who now lives here in Nashville. I'm eager to get to the SCBWI conference. He's eager to visit his old neighborhood. We've been friends since we were 10 years old, so that virtually guarantees a good time. He knows New York inside and out, whereas I haven't been there in a decade. (My knowledge of NYC geography is pretty much limited to what I gleaned from Spider-Man comics.) To top it all off, a mutual friend of ours, and former Nashville resident, now lives in the city, so we're all looking forward to the mini-reunion.
I love it when a plan comes together.
If you're familiar with NYC and know of any good restaurants or points of interest, please let me know in the Comments section. Our itinerary gives us 2 extra days to bum around the city, and I'm eager to be entertained and well fed!