Thursday, November 19, 2015
A week to be thankful
When the baby girl decided to get her degree in advertising and move to NYC, I had a sneaking suspicion I'd never see her again.
And I don't get to see her very often...NY is far away and expensive and a little crazed, so I count my blessings every time I can make it to the big, bad city. Which I did (for the day) a couple of weeks ago.
DL and had tickets for the UND/Temple game and while they did that, I tood the train from Philly to Penn Station to spend the day in Manhattan with the girl.
Our first stop was the NY Public Library to visit the Brandywine lions' cousins.
And to walk inside and go "oh. em. gee." And then look at the cool gifts. (But I couldn't check out a book...how would I return it?)
We walked all over the borough, stopping to look in shops and I pretended I lived in this building, which may or may not have apartments. If it doesn't, it should have. And they should give one to me.
My daughter's favorite building in NY is the Flatiron Building. We walked by it on our way to eat at 'wichcraft, Chef Tom Colicchio's sandwich shop. We then took a cab to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has more amazing art than you could ever imagine. It's also heavily subsidized, so it's a "pay what you're comfortable paying" sort of thing, and so students and folks on a fixed income can still come in and see the amazing art, which is a beautiful thing in itself.
We spent about three hours at the Met, and we saw only a very small percentage of everything they have to see. It's honestly probably a four-day excursion to see everything.
For dinner, we grabbed a small snack at Pret A Manger, which are apparently all over the place and very popular. If you visit their website, they look like good peeps.
At 9 pm, it was back to Penn Station for the Amtrack back to Philly. I will say that I enjoyed the train, as it went through pretty towns and I got to sit back and relax instead of driving white-knuckled in city traffic.
I am so thankful that I got to see my girl!