Haircut - check!
Facial - check! (I know that was decadent, but I got it on Living Social, and Thomas Hampson may want me to come back stage tonight.)
Suitcase packed - check!
Stop at Starbucks for fuel - check!
Apparently we are actually ready to go. The rest of the day looks like this ....
8:00 a.m. - Catch the train. Amtrak 85 headed north.
Two hours to D.C. where we stop to change engines. Should be time enough to go into the station and pick up lunch - instead of hot dogs and hamburgers in the club car. This part of the trip is an old friend - we do it a couple of times a year to spend the weekend in D.C.
Then on north. One more hour to Baltimore, and then into new territory. You do know about the "quiet car", don't you?
2:00 p.m. - Arrive at Penn Station in NYC. Now is the time to admit that the last time I was in NYC was spring break ... in the 8th grade! Yeah. I know. Mitchell went to college in Princeton, NJ and ran in to the "old" Met several evenings a week during the season, so NYC has not held much charm for him, while I have been dying to visit. Now's my chance!
8:00 p.m. - Curtain up at The Met! Thomas Hampson is singing MacBeth for me. Well, I guess for everyone else, too. Pictures tomorrow.
P.S.: thanks for all your encouragement and suggestions. This is going to be fun!