June 4 – Big Apple with the Littles

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Rachel, Gabriella and I hopped an an early bird train to Penn Station to explore for a day.  As a little present to Baby G for graduating, I suggested they come and stay at my hotel for the night, before my conference Tuesday morning. (Angela couldn’t come because of work – booo!) I stayed at The Carlton, on Madison and 69th – I loved it! It looked so Parisian – highly recommend this hotel. Unfortunately is rained almost the entire day and stayed in the 50’s/low 60’s. We didn’t care! We waltzed into Walgreens and bought umbrellas and toured the city.

Pizza was the first stop, and from there we hopped a bus to the museums. Well, seeing as it was Monday, they were all closed.  I realized this halfway there and listed all the museums I could think of, while Rachel quickly looked them up on her phone. Yup – all closed.  We hopped off at 59th and walked across the bottom of Central Park to 9th Ave where we hopped another bus (I was very proud of myself for navigating the city without Madison’s help) to Chelsea. We walked the High Line and while posing for a photo, heard “Victoria?” Looking to my left who do I see but Lauren and McCrea – so random!

For lunch we tackled Chelsea Market and 9th Street Espresso before walking down to Soho for some shopping. We met Madison and his brother Clay for dinner at Milon, an Indian restaurant with crazy lights strung everywhere.  I’d been before but wanted R and G to experience it – yummy food and very cheap (cash only, true NYC style).  Dessert you ask? Considering we were only a couple blocks from little Italy… we just had to stop at Veneiros for some cannoli and cheesecake. It was so much fun playing in the rain and exploring the city a day before the conference!

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

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