Hey, we went to NYC last weekend! Have you heard? :) Some Syracuse friends were getting together in NYC for a wedding of an acquaintance (we weren’t invited to the wedding, but it was black-tie and not something I’d want to go to anyway!) and my friend Lauren texted me a few weeks ago to see if we wanted to meet up for dinner. With some quick logistics and a super helpful Aunt Rosy, we were able to pull it off. :) I rented an apartment through HomeAway, big enough for us and Rosy. We drove down Friday morning. The trip took longer than expected because the AC gave out in our car half way there, which necessitated multiple stops at Starbucks to cool off.
Friday night we went out to dinner with friends (some in for the wedding and others there just for dinner), then we all went to a show at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade and out to a karaoke bar. There may have been some drinks involved. It was a ton of fun to catch up with old friends. I wish we could do it more often! I love how this group of friends just falls so easily back into sync.
Saturday morning Alan took the kids to a nearby diner while Rosy and I had a leisurely wake up. Yay! Then we all went out for second breakfast (ha!) and down to explore the USS Intrepid.
It was a quick trip because we had tickets to the 2pm showing of Puffs, an off-Broadway show that’s “a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children.” The show was HILARIOUS and I even stayed awake for most of it! :)
Then we met Mark for dinner and an evening full of games and food and fun.
Sunday was departure day, but Lex wanted to check out the Lego store in Rockefeller Center first. Alan took Lex to the diner for breakfast, and Rosy took Eve to a bagel shop, and I had another leisurely morning. :) Then Rosy, Lex, and I took the subway uptown to Rockefeller Center while Alan and Eve took care of picking up our car from Toyota of Manhattan. We payed a small fortune for it, but the AC worked again!
Alan and Eve picked us up, we dropped Rosy off at her car, and the Johnson family headed home. Somehow it took us forever to get home, but that’s ok. We stopped for lunch, stopped for multiple Starbucks breaks, and I dunno, jut took awhile. We made it though and LOVED our vacation!!
If you want to see all the photos, check out the Google Photos album.