Friday, August 19, 2011
The "Get Back List"
When we were setting up our TripIt account, it asked us what our destination was. "around the world" wasn't considered an actual destination their system could process, so we put "Brooklyn".
We didn't think much of it at the time, but it has taken on more significance to us since then. When we left, we knew that in six months, we'd be returning home. There's no other place we'd rather live. We'll always have a deep desire to travel, and may even take another extended trip some day, but Brooklyn will always be our destination... we are just getting there via the rest of the world.
This mentality has given us something to look forward to at the end of our trip. There is plenty to look forward to in the here and now, but having an attainable horizon can be deeply rewarding. From time to time we talk about the things we are excited to do when we get back and came up with the idea of our "Get Back List". Recording them to our blog just seemed easir than lugging scribbled bits of paper all over the world...
The first couple are obvious: see friends and family! And get awesome jobs!
Eat at Fornino.
Eat real pizza, bagels and sushi.
Cable television so we can watch real housewives, jersey shore, Anthony Bourdain, it's always sunny in Philadelphia, happy endings, and modern family!
Sleep in our own bed.
10 cent wings at croxleys!
Finally get a dog! To be specific- a black French bulldog and name him Brucewayne.
Finding the apartment of our dreams (1.5 bathroom and a deck, if you know of one, let us know!)
Wearing the rest of our clothes and not just the same 5 shirts we packed for this trip.
For Claire- wearing her engagement ring.
MDW 2012 - It's like a pilgrimage for our people.
Marching in the Mermaid Parade.
Getting a Zakk sized couch for our new apartment.
Joining a gym and getting some exercise. All the sausage and beer is taking it's toll.
Taking smaller, all inclusive vacations to the Caribbean. Seriously, they're only like $600, WTF were we thinking with this trip?
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