16 March 2011

i heart new york




I have been lucky enough to take several trips to New York in the last ten years. Living in DC after college, it was easy to take a quick weekend trip every once in awhile. When I got engaged, my future mother in law was nice enough to invite me along on a girls weekend with her and her daughters. Two years ago my girlfriends and I ditched the guys and spent a weekend in the city before Christmas and it was all you could hope. To say I love New York is an understatement -  maybe it's because I watch way too many movies and too much tv and pretty much everything takes place there. Maybe it's because it's awesome. 

So when I told my husband (who doesn't like to travel) that I think about going to New York on almost a weekly basis, I thought he'd look at me with that face that says, "That's nice, hon, keep dreamin'." But do you know what he actually said?

"We could go for the Big East tournament." (for those of you who do not know someone completely sports obsessed, that's when all the schools in Big East conference play for a place in the national basketball tournament, a.k.a. March Madness. My husband a. is sports obsessed and b. went to a BIg East school.)

Right after I lifted my jaw off the floor and before he could object, I booked a flight, a hotel, and babysitters (thanks, Mom!)

We spent four days eating in restaurants that didn't have to be kid-friendly, walking hand in hand, visiting the Statue of Liberty, shopping in Greenwich, sleeping in, eating pastries, strolling through Central Park, inspired at the Museum of Modern Art, watching basketball, visiting Ground Zero, taking in the city from the Top of the Rock, attending mass at St. Patrick's - and so much more. It was magical, it was fantastic, and the best part? Nick wants to do it every year. I can sit through 40 basketball games if it gets my husband on a plane.
















New York, I miss you already, but I think we'll be back.


8 comments:

  1. Maybe someday you can tell your mom all about it... Probably never going to get there in person!

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  2. Stopping by from SITS. I love NY! My parents recently moved from there, and I no longer have an excuse to visit regularly.

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  3. Some of my best times with hubby have been in NYC. Your post makes me want to go there. Now. We live only an hour from the city. Maybe a weekend roadtrip is in order!

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  4. that city is totally awesome. it was on my short list of places to live for a long time!

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  5. I haven't been for a few years, but we will (fingers crossed) be going in the spring of next year. (living on the west coast, it gets tricky!) i love that city so much!

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  6. So cool.

    I get to go to New York for the first time in May. I cannot wait!

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  7. So glad you two got some quality alone time! You deserve it! :) Live you both!

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  8. NYC is at the TOP of our list to visit someday (sans kids). I'm a huge theater buff and can't wait to see some true blue broadway, baby!!

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