I’m so so thankful for having a supportive family that will let S and I get away. This trip has been amazing in so many ways. My last post I shared with you some of the experiences we had the in the first couple days.
The fun didn’t stop there. I did have to plan this trip pretty tightly so we could get in everything we wanted to see and do and I know there are still somethings we didn’t get a chance to do but that just means we have to come back.
On Saturday I got to meet up with two of my favorite virtual friends and now I can just call them friends. Christine, Laura and I met up in Chelsea for lunch and it was a blast. By reading a blog, you get to know a person fairly well, depending on how much they share. If you’ve read MommyRunFast or LoveLifeSurf, you get the feeling like these are two genuine women that let you in to their lives in a very personal way. I can tell you that they are exactly the people you think they are. Fabulous and wonderful in every way. As moms, we connected in our conversations of kid musings. As athletes, we connected on stories of races that were and races that weren’t. The conversation flowed and it felt like a relationship that existed for many years. You know the if I had coffee with you posts? Well, I did and it was FABULOUS. I’m so excited to call these girls friends. Beautiful in every way.
The rest of the day Saturday we spent walking the Highline, visiting the world trade center memorial the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge
Saturday night, I did something a little extravagant, at least to me it was because I’ve always wanted to and this was the prime opportunity. I got a blowout at DreamDry in NYC. Someone actually washed, dried and styled my hair for me. As a mom, that is heaven. I doubt I will ever look this good again.
We went to dinner that night at a place called Tredici Steak in the heart of Chelsea. It was a steak place, tucked away on the second floor of this non-descript building. You opened a black door into a white, worn down lobby, took a two person elevator up to the second floor and then knocked twice on a door at the back of the hallway (very Speakeasy like). We had dinner at this very romantic, dark lite table. It was amazing.
|Photo Courtesy of Tredici Website|
Sunday we got to go to brunch with a coworker friend in SOHO. Just walking up to this place, you knew it was the perfect NYC restaurant and I’m so glad they took us. Then it was off to Madison Square Garden to catch a Knicks game (my husbands anniversary gift). I had no idea Madison Square Garden was so nice. The Knicks lost but that’s fine. After that, we were ready for a nap and a workout. This time, we headed down to the hotel gym and just enjoyed some time together with the weights. We RARELY workout together but decided we would today.
The rest of the evening we spent pretty close to the hotel. I tried on a couple evening gowns at the place across the street because, after all, I am a girl and we had dinner at the Soup Man. Monday was travel day and getting to be reunited with my munchkins who I missed terribly. I’m glad we got this time together but I’m also so thankful to be going home to my duties as mom to two adorable babies. Traveling is great for so many reasons but there is something so great about coming home and appreciating the day to day life.
What’s your favorite part about traveling?
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