December 10, 2012
I Heart NYC
For those of you playing Cactus-Fish: The Home Game, checking all your social media outlets and noting my absence last Thursday and Friday, I have an explanation. Beth and I went to New York City for a long weekend. After all, it was my fortieth birthday. Go big or go home. Or something like that.
We took the train up to New York on Thursday morning, slipped into the city unannounced, checked into our hotel and hit the town. We had three of the finest dinners ever, wandered around the city in the cold drizzle, and saw a couple of pretty decent shows. We visited the World Trade Center memorial - sobering at the very least - walked through Chelsea Market, checked out store windows at stores we could never afford - or want - to shop in. We saw proposals at Rockefeller Center and fell in love with Bryant Park again. We got lost in the Met, saw Snoop Dogg, hung with Batman, fought the crowds at Macy's and walked the entirety of the High Line. It was brief, exhausting and wonderful.
And of course being bloggers to the core, we live-blogged the whole trip for the kids who stayed home with grandparents. I snapped shots, instagrammed them and uploaded them in real time. And though I knew they weren't waiting around, hanging on my every pixel, it was pretty fantastic being able to share the trip with them.
There is no other city quite like New York. And of all the cities I've visited in my life, I'm pretty sure it's my favorite. I owe a pretty big thanks to Beth for setting the whole trip up. She's the best, most fun traveling companion ever.Posted by Chris at December 10, 2012 7:18 AM