My parents surprised me with a family trip out to Stamford, Connecticut. The trip functioned both as a meet-up with my sister (who is living in Boston), and a visit to a family friend (who graciously hosted us all for the week). Sadly, I had to leave the party a few days earlier than everyone else because of work (apparently you only get so many vacation days during the summer as an adult — who knew), but I did get to see a little more of the East Coast.
My family decided, since I’d already spent a week in New York City earlier this year, that they’d save their own explorations of the Big Apple for the days after I left. Boo. It’s not like I got to see everything NYC has to offer. Just a lot of it.