I’m looking for the word that can fill this blank:
I went on this trip, not knowing that she was coming, and when I found out that she was, the ____ of the trip changed for me.
It should be the word which describes the set of feelings or overall perception of this trip. It’s like the set of characteristics that define the event or situation. I’ve already disposed of words like spirit, feeling, outlook, atmosphere/aura, and notion.
Something is nagging me that the word might be a plural … which word is this, exactly?