Many of you indicated an interest in a New York trip, so we are doing it! There are 2 options:
A. Leave DC Saturday 12/14, spend the day and leave that night.
B. Leave DC Saturday 12/14, stay overnight, leave Sunday afternoon 12/15.
Of course you could also meet us up there on Sunday if you can't make it on Saturday. So technically there are 3 options.
The bus has many options for leaving and coming back. We are leaving at 7AM on Saturday to get to NYC by lunch. On Sunday, we will leave at 3:45PM so that we aren't getting back too late.
I checked with several bus companies and we can get a round trip bus fare for $65 per person! We are using the Bolt bus and leaving from the Greenbelt Metro. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/artsandliving/travel/busreview/
I hear that there are a lot of great vegan restaurants which is very exciting! We will do Candle 79 for dinner on Saturday night http://www.candle79.com/story.html. Many of you sent emails with other suggestions. We will go to lunch on Saturday and Sunday at a vegan restaurant as well.
This is open depending on the preferences of the group. We could find vegan stores, go to a show, site seeing, etc. I plan to do a group run on Sunday morning for anyone interested.
The West Side YMCA! This isn't fancy but it makes the trip more affordable. Also Central Park is right next to it so we can go for a run in the morning. Also we can leave our bags there to walk around the city the next day then come back and pick them up.
I will finalize details as we do our research and get feedback from the group.
By the way, wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for a lot of walking around the city!