Some of the best moments in New York City were...
*Seeing my good friend Ann and her two kids, J (boy) and S (baby girl.) I hadn't met sweet S yet, and holding a tiny new baby is such a joy! I've missed Ann so much, and Chickie has missed her friend J. They've all been in Jersey for the last couple of months; that's where baby S was born. They're coming home in about a week--hooray!
*Finding a relaxing place to sit and get out of the rain. (Left to right: me, brother-in-law D, and sister Becki)
*Finding my phone (after losing it for half an hour, in my suitcase.) No photo of that, but it was a glorious moment. I should lose my phone more often, just to enjoy the high of finding it.
*Enjoying a Starbucks iced coffee and "Perfect Oatmeal" (it really is pretty perfect), reading a book, overlooking a Manhattan street. Becki and D had left, so I had Sunday morning to myself, and it was such a peaceful breakfast.
*Finding my way through the subway from our hotel to JFK Airport in Queens. I'm not exactly a public transit expert, but I am proud that I navigated subways in Boston and New York City by myself on this trip!
Some other photos of memorable sights:
*The cross at Ground Zero (steel beams found there, in the shape of a cross.)
*The view from our window at the Millenium Hilton. This is Ground Zero, which is being rebuilt into a beautiful memorial, new Tower 1 (Freedom Tower), etc:
*A fish peeking out at us in the aquarium at our lunch restaurant (Soy & Sake, an Asian vegetarian restaurant.)
*The "tastiest" part of Times Square:
It was a fun weekend, and gave Mommy a much-needed break. And the kids? They did great with Daddy. More on that tomorrow.