Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Home again

We're back from NYC! I'm too tired and have too much laundry staring me in the face to do a full recap right now, so here are a few highlights from our trip:

Worst smell: The homeless guy who had clearly crapped in his pants just before sitting down two seats behind me at the Delta baggage claim area.

Longest walk: 31 blocks from our hotel to my BIL's apartment in Chelsea.

Best $40 spent: The carriage ride G and I took through Central Park. Red and yellow leaves drifting serenely from the trees, the horse's hooves clip-clopping along -- it was like being inside a film about autumn in New York.

Most expensive cab ride: $18 to get from West 21st and Seventh to 92nd and Lexington.

Most postcard-like sight: The view from the picture windows on the third floor of the American Museum of Natural History.

Most fun had with G: Either the carriage ride or shopping on Fifth Avenue.

Most fun had without G: Seeing Waves at the Duke on 42nd.

Number of friends met up with: Three

Sight G wanted to see that we didn't get to: The Empire State Building

Cheapest meal: $6 for two slices of pizza and two sodas at one of the 2,948(ish) places named "Ray's Pizza."

Most expensive meal: $27 for a grilled cheese sandwich and kids' pasta from the Hilton New York room-service menu.

Most unappetizing restaurant name spotted: "Hot and Crusty"

Cutest dog: My BIL's eight-month-old Corgi puppy, Max. We spent last night at his place, and Max tried to sleep between me and G with his ginormous head next to ours on the pillows. Aww!

Worst "we're screwed" moment: Coming out of the Met at 7:30 at night and discovering that it was pouring rain and there was not a cab to be had anywhere.

Biggest triumph: Figuring out how to get back to our hotel on the bus instead.

Greatest regret: Not staying an extra day.


Humincat said...

Sounds amazing. I'm so jealous!

zandra said...

Welcome home! I'm so glad you had such a good time!

Toni said...

I'm glad you made it home safely and please let me know when you make it back here! I'd love to spend more time with you and Gillian!

foxychao said...

Sounds like y'all had a great run in NYC. Your description of that place is just what I had in mind. I will need to get over there one day, well, minus the smelly dude.

Shelley said...

Sounds like the perfect trip to NYC.

Upon hearing about your trip, my G, said "Awesome. I want to go back there." :)

Pixilated Mum said...

Ooh, sounds like it was just an amazing experience. NYC is one of the best places in the world, isn't it?

I'm glad you and G came back home safely ...