In a word: YES.
Even way back in 2007 when I started this blog, I made a conscious decision not to give it a name that wouldn't travel. I knew we weren't going to be in New York forever, so I knew the blog name and URL shouldn't reference the city specifically. "Pay a Visit," I thought, was a good way to describe what I was doing, and what I hoped readers would do through the blog.
For a long time I was a tourist in the city in which I lived, and I feel that way sometimes still. I think this blog has reflected that.
The blog grew from visits to New York City sites to places far beyond. In a way, Pay a Visit has become a travel log, whether that travel was a 12-hour flight or a subway ride to the Upper East Side.
So while the primary subject matter of this blog -- New York City -- will gradually change, the thought behind it will not. I will still be chronicling the things I do and see that are new or strange or interesting (or all three).
Here are 5 things to expect from this blog going forward:
- Profiles of some of my favorite spots, events and restaurants in Ohio, as well as places that I missed the first go-round and those that have opened since we moved away.
- Posts that compare living in the Midwest to living in the most populous city in the U.S. There are a few differences.
- Links to and thoughts on articles about Ohio and events in the state that have made the national news.
- Weekend trips! We made great memories visiting the cities within driving distance of New York, from Montreal to Washington, D.C., to Portland, Maine, and points in between. But there are a surprising number of interesting cities well within driving distance from Columbus -- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis and Nashville, just to name a few.
- Occasional updates on Edith. Because I can't resist.
Over the next six weeks or so, you'll probably see very few changes. And after that, the biggest change might be a long overdue redesign of the site. Now I really need a new header and tagline at the top!
Anyway, thanks for playing along these last six years in New York. I hope you'll follow me to Ohio ... and eventually see how I react to New York as a former-resident-once-again-tourist.
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