Shane had to go to New York City on business this past week, and I got to tag along too. Needless to say, I was very EXCITED!!!! My wonderful mom and sisters kept the kids for us so we could enjoy this little get away. We truly had the most wonderful weekend ever. Time away, just the two of us, was exactly what we needed.
It was so AWESOME!!!
(I wish I could say everything was just as wonderful here on the home front, but unfortunately it was not. The stomach bug hit the house while we were away, and the results were, well, rather ugly...more on that later...)
We flew out on Wednesday afternoon around 3:00 and arrived in NY around 5pm.
(You know you've arrived in NY when there are pigeons waiting for you at the baggage claim:)!!
We immediately caught a taxi and checked into our hotel. After we freshened up, we headed out to grab a bite to eat.
Shane's boss had recommended we try a certain Italian restaurant in Little Italy, so that's were we headed. Our meal was absolutely DELICIOUS.
The weather was PERFECT, so we sat outside and enjoyed the biggest bowl of pasta I had ever seen. After dinner, we enjoyed an evening stroll before heading back to our hotel for the night.
Oh, and we had
to stop at an Italian bakery for a canoli
Thursday, Shane had meetings to attend, so I was on my own for the day. Now I am not one to venture out alone in NY city, so I just stayed pretty close to the hotel and enjoyed a rather quiet day. Shane's meetings were over by 4 and so then we were off to Canal street to do some SHOPPING!
A trip to NY is not complete without some NY style pizza.
So after our shopping trip, we stopped for some. It was AWESOME -of course!!!
After dinner, we grabbed the subway and rode into Time Square.
Time square was AMAZING!!!!
We enjoyed some more shopping there before calling it a day.
Friday was definitely the best day of our trip.
(Friday was also the day everything went south on the home front though, too. When I called home to check on the kids Friday morning, KK informed me that Riley and Cor had just started throwing up. Later that day, we were told Hudson was sick too! Sophie was the only one standing strong. I HATED hearing that my babies were so sick, while I was so far from home!!! I felt so helpless. I so wanted to be home with them, but Shane kept reminding me that they were in good hands and that they would be fine. Still, I was heartbroken.)
Despite all that was going on at home, we tried to still make the most of our time away.
Back to our trip...
Friday-We woke up early and went for a run beside the Hudson River.
The Statue of Liberty was within our view throughout our entire run.
It was so...cool!!.
After our run, we headed to George's (a cute river-side cafe') where we enjoyed the best french toast ever!!! After breakfast, we headed back to our hotel to clean up before catching the subway over to Central Park.
We spent the entire afternoon just strolling through the park, taking in all the sites and attractions offered there. Then we headed back to the hotel to freshen up before heading out to see the musical WICKED on BROADWAY!!!!!
It was completely breathtaking!!! I have ALWAYS wanted to see a Broadway musical, and Friday night, my wish came true!!
I seriously had to pinch myself several times just to be sure it was real.
The show totally surpassed all our expectations!!!
And with that...our wonderful trip came to an end. Saturday morning, we were so... ready to head home to love on our sweet, sick, little ones.
And needless to say, they were ready to see us too!!!