We were blessed with unseasonably warm weather for our final weekend in New York – perfect for the Bon Voyage party Heather and I held at our apartment.
It was a marathon day, with the first guests arriving around 3pm and the final guests leaving around 3am, but we thoroughly enjoyed spending time with friends and family we may not get to see for more than a year.
While I initially resisted the idea of holding a party in our small 1-bedroom apartment – angling instead for a gathering at a local bar – in the end it turned out to be a perfect send-off. The warm weather allowed us to open up the roof deck and spread out the crowd. We also had the chance to demo our gear and let guests try on our backpacks.
Thanks to all that attended. For those that couldn’t make it – we hope to stay in touch and see you again soon. And for all – come meet us somewhere enroute!