I am sorry that I have not posted in a while.
My own Mother gave me the best gift for Mother's Day - a whirlwind trip to New York City.
She also brought along my Sister-in-Law.
We had a ton of fun, saw a lot of famous places, tasted some excellent food, saw a couple of wonderful Broadway plays, did some shopping, and a LOT of walking. I have some huge blisters and they were well worth it.
We sat down that first afternoon when we finally got into our hotel and realized that in 4 hours we had been through Times Square, seen Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Centre, Sak's Fifth Avenue, checked out the New York City Library, and had a drink on the patio of Bryant Park. And that was just the start to our trip.
My SIL checked out the local restaurant scene beforehand and made sure we had reservations at a wide variety of places. We had pasta at a traditional New York Pizzeria, a quiet dinner in a brownstone in Chelsea, a chic mid-town meal at an uber-trendy bar, lunch in a building where Washington made some famous speech during the Revolutionary War, midnight drinks on the patio on the 54th floor of our hotel over Times Square, lunch in Central Park and brunch on an ironic rooftoop in Greenwich Village full of hipsters where the door was unmarked and you had to be on the guest list to get a ride up the antique elevator to the roof,
Trust me -I am not trendy and every time I see a man with a bow-tie, skinny jeans and a humongous beard I have to stifle a laugh.
I'm back home today, and had a fantastic day playing with my kids. It's been really sunny and the kids even put on their bathing suits and had a water gun fight.
And back to work tomorrow a week after I left.
Here are some photo highlights of my 4 days in the Big Apple.