This year for several reasons, the main one being that my boyfriend’s father is still in the hospital, we’re only going out on local day trips during our vacation instead of going out of town.  We’ve been spending the last few days doing a bunch of stuff in Manhattan (like visiting the Pompeii Exhibit, going to Rifftrax Live, and sharing one of the most superb sandwiches I’ve ever consumed) and driving out to more exotic locations like the Dia: Beacon art gallery.  We have more plans for more day trips over the next few days — more reports to follow!