But that's perfectly fine. I visit New York at least once a year, and this weekend is about family. My cousin specifically, who is having a big engagement party somewhere in New Jersey saturday night. I don't know where actually, but I'm expecting that my aunt will give me a ride so it won't matter. It will be nice to spend time with my extended family.
The only sad part is that F was supposed to come with me. We had a whole trip planned, where we were going to drive together through Niagra and make a neat road trip out of it. I was looking forward to it, and to introducing him to my family, but it fell apart. He'd mixed up the dates of a convention he'd already agreed to work at, which turns out to be this weekend, so he couldn't come after all.
I'm disappointed, but I understand. Unfortunately that doesn't make me less disappointed. But c'est la vie and all that, I guess.
Fortunately he realized the dates early enough that I still had time to buy a plane ticket after all. So now I'm flying out tonight. It will be my first time flying since the strange "no liquids" thing went into effect. Now they'll allow 3-oz containers of fluids, but only if they are carried in a separate plastic zip-lock bag. It has to be a specific size, and it must be zip-lock. Crazy.
So I'm off the the grocery to buy bags and maybe some Zone bars, then I'll pack, then I'll head off to the airport. Hopefully for a fun family weekend!