It was spontaneous, to say the least… fueled by the desire of my parents, no less. After reading the New York Times every morning they could only take so much. They wanted to go to the city and have some of the fun they kept readying about. As it happened, we were essentially free to go… and just like that it was set. We would head to New York City on the 2nd. Matt and I returned home from Michigan, had a quiet New Year’s Eve with friends and the next day my parents arrived at our door. We all hopped in the car the next morning and the adventure began.
I have to say we really fit in a lot for a 48hr trip, and it looked a little something like this:
3:00 pm arrive in the city, check in to hotel
4:00 meet up with Margaret – past bride + friend at Eataly
6:30 walk 1mi+ to The Spotted Pig, wait for a table and eat some delicious food
9:30 my mom is determined to see a movie, we furiously search our iphone and decide to see the acclaimed silent film The Artist
12:00 head to bed
9:00 parents head to the World Trade Center Memorial / we go in search of coffee
10:00 Culture Espresso is the answer, we sit and enjoy expertly pulled cappuccinos and croissants then walk into shops around the area
12:30 we all meet up and go to lunch at Danji for modern Korean fare
2:00 after buying tickets for Jersey Boys we head up to the Met and wander it’s vast halls
5:30 we eat an early dinner at nearby Serafina before the show
7:00 Jersey Boys on Broadway!
10:00 we’re back at the hotel, meeting up with Uncle Jon who came in from Long Island to catch up and talk
12:00 time for midnight sushi at nearby Mr. Robata
10:00 late morning, but we’re out the door for coffee once again – parents stop by the NY Public Library
2:00 late lunch over at Eatery
3:30 time to pack into the car and drive home!
are you tired thinking about it? haha, I was but it was worth it!