Chris and I just got back from a long weekend trip to New York City. The main purpose of the trip was to go wedding dress shopping with Wendy our future daughter in law. She had scheduled appointments at 3 different bridal stores and had invited me. I know—sweet, right? I was thrilled that it worked out for me to go and loved being a part of her experience. No, we did not find THE dress on this trip probably but she tried on so many beautiful ones. We even went to the famous Kleinfeld’s where they film the show “Say Yes to the Dress”. It was pretty much a zoo in there but a fun experience.
Chris and I took Uber everywhere we went because it was just easier for us than navigating the subway. Going anywhere in NYC by car is an experience. Trust me on this one. We had the gamut of drivers. Really fast drivers to cautious and respectful drivers. I think you can guess which ones I liked the most. Some of their names were difficult to pronounce but they all got us to our destinations (or close to it) in a timely manner. So who drove us?
So if you are ever in NYC and use Uber see if any of these guys are your drivers. 🙂
Other observations after our trip include:
The best bridal shops offer you champagne in a can with a straw.
New Yorkers avoid conversation and eye contact unless you have a dog. Dogs open conversations. Especially adorable dogs like our grand puppy Penny.
The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is very well done. It was the quietest museum I have ever visited.
Food tastes amazing in New York City. It tastes even better when you eat al fresco.
Family time becomes more precious as your children get older. Is that even possible? Yes. It is. When I see my adult sons now I get so nostalgic and sentimental. Add to that the fact that they are both amazing young men and my heart is fuller than full. Add to that the fact that the women in their lives are in a word amazing makes me even happier.
There is so much more to share but that will come over time. I love NYC. I love the energy, the sights, the sounds and that my oldest son calls it home. Every visit makes this small town girl feel just a little bit more comfortable and a little bit more in awe of what there is to offer. Tell me if you have ever visited or lived in NYC –what do you love about it? Remember every comment counts towards our American Diabetes Association.