A few months ago my friend Sarah invited me to go to New York City with her for a weekend trip without kids. I was thrilled about the idea and Ross thought it was a good idea too because the next year might kind of difficult for us with moving, a new baby and Ross on rotations until May. We got everything all set up and it was looking good until we were supposed to leave and Denver and Laramie had the worst snowstorm ever. Everything got postponed for two week later. We were finally able to go this weekend and everything went well. We had a blast on the trip and thanks to everyone who helped Ross with Madison while I was gone!
Here are some pictures of the trip.
Sarah and I on the plane.
Me on Madison Ave. The whole time I was hoping that I would be able to find a Madison Ave. street sign to put in Madison's room but I never did. I did find the perfect gift for Ross though. He told me he didn't want anything unless it was a Statue of Liberty lighter that actually had the flame coming out of the top where the flame is on the Statue of Liberty. He was completely kidding because of the movie Jungle to Jungle but luckily I was able to find it for him.
Sarah at Tiffany's
Me at Tiffany's.
This is me in the hallway at our hotel. It was definitely New York style and a little bit tight. I think the hallway only had room for 1.5 pregnant Hannahs.
On our first full day we walked to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was so awesome to walk there and see so much on the way. It was freezing though and I was very happy to actually make it there. I think the Met was one of the highlights of my trip. I wish we could have stayed in there longer.
We both really enjoyed the Egyptian art.
After we went to the museum we stopped for lunch at a little cafe. You could say that it was pretty "cozy.". We were right next to the counter seating and we kept making jokes that someone would come eat lunch at the counter and it would be really awkward.
Then it actually happened and it was kind of awkward. I also don't think these pictures do it justice because we were super close to them.
After lunch we walked through Central Park and saw some of the classic New York sites. It was beautiful through there but I enjoyed it more when we had gone in June and the trees were full of leaves.
It was really beautiful though.
Our next stop was going to a session in the Manhattan temple. This picture isn't very good but it was an awesome experience. It was also neat to see the stake center that they had in the "other half". This was also one of my favorite parts of the trip. I definitely felt at home in the temple.
We walked back to Time Square and kept seeing Duane Reade pharmacy. Sarah was very excited because Walgreen's recently acquired this pharmacy and she has heard about it a lot. Sarah is a pharmacist at Walgreen's and works with Ross.
I also needed a picture with the Hello Kitty in front of the Sanrio store because Madison loves Hello Kitty. She was thrilled about the Hello Kitty water bottle that I got for her there too. We also did tons of shopping at Times Square. We also enjoyed going to the Walgreen's at Time Square. It had 3 different floors. That was exciting to us since Ross and Sarah work at the smallest Walgreen's in America.
Then we walked to the Brooklyn Bridge and walked across. It was still freezing but we made it across and it was beautiful.
I also had to buy a headband because it was freezing
We also found this beautiful view of the city. We were still freezing and it was just starting to rain.
We finally made it to this amazing pizza place in Brooklyn. It took us forever to warm up but we finally did as we were about to leave.
I got an amazing white pizza and they even had a delicious gluten free crust for me!
I loved this amazing delivery bike! I thought that it was perfect really and I'm considering getting one for myself.
We took the Subway to a bakery that had all sorts of gluten free treats. It was pretty good but an experience for sure. We also did some walking through Chinatown which was pretty sketchy stuff.
We were very happy to make it back to the Subway and back to a place that we slightly recognized. We were disappointed because it was raining pretty good and most of the activities that we had planned were outside.
We walked out of the subway station and literally stumbled upon this Scottish parade. We watched the parade and it rained the whole time but it was really fun to watch a parade in New York City!
Then we did more shopping and decided to eat at an Italian restaurant that had really good gluten free reviews. It was amazing food and I loved the amazing atmosphere. We were thrilled to be sitting right next to the heater. Then we went back to the hotel to crash because we had an early flight the next morning.
We made it back to Denver on Sunday afternoon and drove back to Laramie. Our families had just made it home from church when we got back. It was an awesome weekend but I missed Madison and Ross a lot. I am grateful that I could go and that we could see so many cool things. I'm also so grateful for Ross for giving me this great opportunity.