We had a blast. So much fun to be back together again- hanging out in the city, exploring museums (Europe flashback!), and going out to dinner every night... okay and going out for dessert every night too. I'm going to need to do a lot of exercising after all these visitors!
I've pretty much turned into a tour guide these days- I know where to eat, where the next picture stop is coming up, etc. (You can ask my brother Derek about the monster e-mail he got this week with options for his trip here next weekend. I'm prepared for all visitors.)
I was going to show you the trip in pictures (like I did with Amber's visit because everyone loves pictures!) but since I apparently failed to take pictures that weekend (Krisann I'm going to need you to e-mail me all of yours!), I'll just describe to you how much fun you have when you visit me!
After sending them off to see all the tourist sites while I was at work (Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, Trinity Church, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building... the list goes on...) we met up for pizza in DUMBO (an area of Brooklyn) then walked to the Brooklyn Promenade to see the Manhattan skyline.
After pizza we, of course, went to get dessert. Frozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity. Yum, yum, yum. Probably my favorite dessert here (as evidenced by the fact that the host now recognizes me- but I haven't been there so many times that they know my name yet. I'll have to work on that ;). I can't describe it, but just know that it is incredible. Then we took a cab home (I'm going to be prideful for a moment here- I'm getting pretty good at catching a cab. It does not involve whistling or yelling like they show you on tv- does tv ever get anything right?).
Saturday Krisann and Nick took a morning bus tour of the city, then we headed up to Shake Shack for lunch, and across the park to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I bought a membership to the Met that day, and it's been one of my best investments. After the Met we headed up to the Guggenheim Museum (free Saturday evening admission). Krisann and Nick then headed to Wicked (love that show!) and we all met up at Junior's for famous cheesecake.
Sunday we went to church then spent the afternoon hanging out in Central Park. We had a picnic, then just relaxed and chatted, then took a little tour of the lower portion of the park. Since we were all exhausted we headed back to my place for a NY movie marathon.
Monday I had to go to work again :( so they headed off for more tourist destinations, then we met up at one of my favorite restaurants on Restaurant Row for some homemade Italian food. Delicious. And since you must have dessert every night when you visit here, we went to Magnolia Bakery on our way home.