Since I just returned from the always vibrant city of New York, of course I had to chose the song from Taylor Swift's 1989 CD, "Welcome To New York".
I tagged along with my husband, who had some business there last week. But together, we turned all that business into pleasure!
We stayed at a new little hotel called Hotel Hugo, in SOHO, right off the Hudson River... There's an awesome running/biking/walking trail that runs along side it that I walked several miles on each day. (Note to self, walking 5+ miles in old Uggs = bottom of foot blister. Do not do that again, please.)
|Along the Hudson River in SOHO|
It's NYC and it's the holiday season, so there was lots of hustle and bustle... and I mean that in the best way.
Besides the walking, we saw Cinderella,
|Cinderella on Broadway, the aftermath...|
|The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in NYC-- even better than the book!|
We also ate a great meal at every restaurant we went to... a delicious brunch at The Cupping House, a couple of great Italian meals at Ciccio (gnocchi-- yum!) and Giorgione (the best risotto I've ever tasted!)...just to name a few.
On the only fully open day we had there, we went to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. It was actually pretty amazing. Eerie as well. And so well done. We had no idea how much there would be to look at, and so towards the end of our time there, we were losing steam. And by the time we left, it was pouring down rain, which we hadn't expected or planned on. But the dreary, rain drenched walk to dinner seemed appropriate and somehow perfect. I will write another post this week more about the 9/11 Museum, but for now, I'll just tell you that we went and that, of course, it was overwhelming.
|One World Trade Center NYC... reaching up into the heavens|
We happened to be down in Times Square during the protests when the grand jury verdict came out about the choke hold death of Eric Garner. It all seemed relatively controlled and peaceful. But, a highly trafficked area became a big mess for several hours...
While there,we used Uber a lot. Not a single taxi or subway ride this time.
As always, our trip to New York went by in a New York Minute... I'm not sure I could live there, but it's one of my absolute favorite places to visit.