So I’ve been out of town the past five days! On a little trip. Wondering where? I’ll give you a clue:
I went to sleep every night to the sound of ambulances and woke up each morning to the sound of construction. (Sounds heavenly, right?)
NEW YORK baby! Our get away to the big apple! When Kenny told me over the summer that he had partner meetings in October in NYC and asked if I’d want to come, I got excited. Then when he mentioned that we would be staying on Madison Avenue in a fancy hotel because of those meetings and that I would have to keep myself entertained for one full day, I got really excited. Keep myself entertained on 5th Avenue in Manhattan? REALLY!!?? A day all alone to do nothing but shop! By myself! On 5th Avenue! Yeah babe. I think I can handle that. And handle that I did! I spent one full day in the heart of downtown Manhattan. Shopping and taking in the sights:
But I wasn’t completely alone! A couple of days before we left on this trip my sister called and told me that she was heading to New York around the same time we were. Her boss was taking her and some co-workers on a quick trip (totally last minute) and they were staying in Manhattan… on Madison Avenue! We couldn’t believe it! Not only would we be in New York at the same time, but we were staying only blocks away from each other! The night before we flew out, we realized we were flying on the same plane! We could NOT believe our luck. We knew we had to meet up. My sister and I don’t live close to each other and it is so rare that we get to spend time together. Especially time WITHOUT our kids. We were totally giddy at the thought of shopping together in New York!
We were deliriously happy to be together – acting like the biggest dorks. Shopping in one amazing store after another. It was the best day. Later that evening when we were both back at our own rooms we texted all night long about our luxurious new life style and I got laughing so hard I almost cried. No one can make me laugh like my sister can. Whenever I’m with her my cheeks hurt from smiling and laughing so much. It was such a great way to kick off my trip and it couldn’t have worked out more perfectly if we had planned it!
After day one of the trip, Kenny had finished his meetings and I was so excited to spend some time with him. The first thing we did was head to the new 9/11 memorial. We really wanted to see it while we were there so Kenny got us tickets the week before our trip.
We ate lunch one afternoon at Lombardi’s Pizza. Kenny has wanted to take me to this place for a while now because he has eaten there before. Lombardi’s was America’s first Pizzeria and is known to have the best pizza around. It didn’t disappoint!
Taking in a few more sights:
And my husband who is 36 going on 12. Sorry. This is a G rated blog so I hesitated posting this picture, but couldn’t resist. Kenny and I had fun coming up with some great catch phrases to accompany this picture.
Time Square at night! What a circus this place is! Kenny called it “an assault to one’s senses” and I couldn’t agree more. All of the smells and lights and people. It’s hard to focus on simple tasks like walking because of everything going on around you.
When we randomly passed Minnie and Mickey I had to get a pic. I haven’t been to Disneyland since I had Kole and have had serious withdrawals. Although this Micky and Minnie didn’t speak English and were a bit odd.
Lion King was also incredible. In the opening “Circle of Life” scene when all of the animals started pouring on the stage I started to cry! I couldn’t help it! The music and costumes were that amazing.
This little getaway was just what I needed. Kenny and I were able to spend so much time together. Alone! We were able to have complete, uninterrupted conversations. Uninterrupted! Complete sentences! And sleep in! Even though the construction woke us, we went back to sleep! Even the plane ride was heavenly. I read a magazine, organized pics on my laptop, and gazed out the window fully enjoying the fact that I had no one to take care of but myself. And my kids had a blast with all of their grandparents. And by the end of the trip I was really missing them. And now if feels really good to be home again. With my kids. Taking care of everyone but myself.