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 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!


Laura @ Top This Top That said...

oh good for you! sounds like a fabulous day. your daughter ( even under the shades) looks like you.

Andrea said...

Awwww! No matter how many times we go into the city, people always have amazing pictures of places we've never been! (and cool people we haven't met) ;)

queenopearls said...

Oh my stars, thank you for the virtual trip to NYC! :) May your daughter (baby) be loving it and she clearly loves you more! :)))
~ Christina

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I'm thankful you got to see your girl, too. NY is a great setting for one day rendezvous with anyone, especially a daughter. Mike and I ate at Tom Calichio's restaurant in Napa Valley. Very tasty. Maybe his deli is a little more affordable! Are any of the kids going to be home for Thanksgiving?

Good Time Charlie said...

Thank you for the mini tour of NYC and such a fun post on the visit with your daughter. It helps me to have a mini break from work! Love the flat iron building too. There is a similar one in San Francisco, but stuff is too built up around it so it isn't as profound looking as the NYC (original) one.

Marie Blackburn said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me!

reFresh reStyle said...

So glad you got to see her for the day :)

Junkchiccottage said...

Your daughter is adorable and what an exciting life to live in NYC. What a fun day. On my bucket list to visit.

Rose L said...

It is hard to be so far from loved ones. My family lives in S. California and I am in Oregon, and flying is so expensive, and I cannot afford to miss much work as only make $34,000 between work and Widows benefits from SS. So I am lucky to see them once a year, tho missed this year. :^(
Enjoy all the time you get!

Tina said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me, Kirby. Autumn in NY.🙂. Libby looks so pretty.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

As I am reading your post, with my husband (from NYC) next to me, I kept saying "we never went to the library" or "we never went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art"! We have visited his hometown several times and hit, I thought, all the touristy things. Those two are on my list to visit next time, thanks to your post!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

How fun. Your daughter is such a pretty girl. Glad you were able to visit. I've never been to New York, so far away. I pretend that Chicago is the same, but I know it really isn't. My daughter's best friend from high school lives in Manhattan where she is an investment banker. She says it's like Chicago on steroids (or something like that).

Bliss said...

Tell us more about the food, and stay out of that building its gonna blow over.

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