In early November, Bryan’s mom took me to New York City for a girl’s weekend. No kids, no husbands, just us two girls hanging out for a weekend on the town. It was so much fun!
I had been to New York a few times when I was in high school, but my last visit there was close to (good heavens!) 20 years ago. I loved walking around and feeling the energy of the city.
Our hotel was just off Times Square, and we walked around at night and during the day. I was amazed by the flashy signs, the variety of shops, the height and complexity of the buildings. Wow.
We went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and I loved spending the day wandering around the galleries. I must make a point of going to museums more often.
I was a bit surprised to see a painting of my sister…
Such a beautiful museum!
After our museum wanderings and a reviving lunch at the museum cafe, we headed out to Central Park. Such a beautiful place! We hadn’t meandered far before we spontaneously ran into my friend Jennifer. What are the chances!? We had plans to meet for dinner the next night. Jennifer recently moved to NYC from Lake Tahoe, California, and it was so fun to meet up and stroll through the park together.
My friend Noa Green is a photographer who does sessions in Central Park (click her to see some of her beautiful work). Now that I’ve been there, I’m feeling a little jealous!! What trees and light!
LuAnn and I went to a couple Broadway shows. Our first was Wicked. I know I’m a bit late to get on the band-wagon, but I LOVED it! I immediately got the sound track and have been a bit, er, obsessed. I loved musicals so much back in high school. It’s been a long time, but the love remains.
We spent quite a bit of time wandering around town. The churches are oh-so-beautiful!
Sunday morning, we hung out at the base of the Queensborough Bridge and watched the first of the NYC Marathon runners come past. It’s so inspiring! And the crowd was so pushy!
We wandered Macy’s and Bloomingdales and several toy stores. We saw skaters at Rockefeller Center, ate lunch across from the Plaza, found cute delis and delicious sushi. I even saw a rat in the subway. What a New York experience!
Sunday afternoon, we got to see Jersey Boys. What a show! I loved the music and the theater of it all.
Such a treat! Thanks so much, Mom, for a really memorable, remarkable weekend. xoxo