Snippets from conversations & a few tales during our wonderful stay in NYC…
Not a great shot of me – and he looks less than happy, too.
But he did preface my photo opportunity by saying he had to pee….so….
And I also found out that onions give him gas.
We went to Macy’s.
Oh, my. It’s bigger than you think it is.
FYI — chestnuts roasting on a street cart smell pretty nasty.
I heard they taste good.
But I couldn’t do it.
Carys: Wow. The subway smells like chicken nuggets.
Really? I didn’t know chicken nuggets smelled like that….
Cailyn in the subway: LOOK!!! A mouse!
That’s not a mouse.
The view of the city from 31 floors up was spectacular.
51 floors up was pretty special, too.
I can only imagine how beautiful it is in the Summer…
The Rockefeller Christmas tree was amazing.
The festively decorated storefronts were amazing.
The girls were mesmerized.
Cailyn’s favorite thing to do on the subway:
Carys liked riding…
Carys: “Mr. Chris, do you know what you’re supposed to do to strangers?”
We all panicked….
“You bite ’em. My mommy told me that…”.
I think the men sitting next to her changed seats after that. At least she listens to my mommy-babble. Sometimes.
When Cai wasn’t asleep, she was dancing…
We ventured to Chinatown, which is one of my favorite trips.
We saw lots of new things.
From my FaceBook page:
I like it when I’m walking down the street & men
are tempting me with whispers about Tiffany,
diamonds, cashmere & purses. It’s like a dream
come true…but my dreams usually don’t require subtitles.
A petite woman asked us if we wanted a purse.
We said yes.
Then followed her quick-paced weaving through streets to an “office” building.
No offices there. Just fake storefronts and many, many lookouts for the fake purse market.
I kind of felt like Carrie Bradshaw for a while.
It was a little intimidating, and it was NO joke.
Thankfully, my fabulous tour guides were well versed in how-to-behave-properly-while-obtaining-copycat-merchandise.
I think it’s New Yorker 101.
And I have a great bag to show for it!
On Thursday, I also met a few ladies that I have been friends with since 2003.
I’ve never met them in person – we’re message board buddies. Long story for another time.
But it was great to meet them!
Cailyn: Mommy! Someone dropped a bunch of candy on the steps!!!
We visited Max Brenner on New Year’s Eve.
And had chocolate for dinner.
I had S’Mores something-or-other. And chocolate stout – also referred to as Big Girl Chocolate Milk.
Cailyn had something called a star-something chocolate waffle.
With gummy bears.
And vanilla bean ice cream.
And chocolate sauce.
More to come.