Yes, Patrick and I have returned in one piece from our adventures in New York. While we were gone, Jeter played countless games of “greased up pig” with the Child and D. It appears he also kept the thieves away.
Our trip was awesome.
It was just the break we needed.
Sure, giant city stresses me out. And yes all the lights, chaos and noise intermittently made me want to flap, but overall, it was awesome. And not just because we got to watch “Full House” almost every night in our hotel room.
We packed a ton into the four and a bit days we were in the city. A ton. It helps that we bought tickets in advance for shows and got a New York pass, which saved us $100 alone.
We went to 5 different museums (if you count Yankee stadium tours as a museum of sorts). My favourite was that I finally got to see Body Works after trying to see it at least three other times and just missing it (the guilt of dragging Patrick to see Body Works was the reason we then ended up both going on the Yankee stadium tour where I was a way worse sport than he was).
We wandered around DUMBO (which, in case you wanted to know is totally where I want to live if I have to live in New York). The book stores were enough to keep me there, but coffee shops, restaurants and proximity to the water also helped.
We ate Italian in Little Italy and the same night got bubble tea and wandered the markets (mmm… fresh produce) in Chinatown. We had New York pizza legitimately. We went to a gourmet cookie shop and had whoopee pies. There was sushi and coffee and several American chains that fascinate us both. Mmm… Food.
Just writing about it makes me feel tired.