New York, New York!"
That's right! T and I headed down to NY (for the first time ever) yesterday to visit his grandparents who are in town for another event. We woke bright and early (well, this time of year it wasn't exactly bright) and took the train down--sleeping most of the way.
From Penn Station, we walked to the hotel to check in and meet up with Grama--since Grampa was still in a meeting. After a nice lunch at il Menestrello (ooh, tasty tomato and prosciutto pasta!) we went for a leisurely walk though Central Park. The weather was cool and rather damp, but it made the whole atmosphere very cozy, in a way, and delightfully secluded, muffling the sounds of the city streets.. even the clip-clop clip-clop of the horse-drawn carts through the park was less clamorous.
Grampa took us all to dinner at the Bull and Bear in the Waldorf-Astoria and I had duck for the first time! A lot like chicken, but (naturally) more game-y. Quite tasty :) And the best part of our day? Yes, we were in bed, asleep, by 8:30 p.m.
Today: 9am Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, brunch with Grampa, Grama, and (her sister) Aunt Mary, visit to the Frick Museum (a very impressive private collection--we saw the original St. Thomas More painting!), stroll to the train station, knitting all the way home. Anti-climactic? Not at all.
As far as out-of-town weekends go, this was certainly a very relaxing one. And it was wonderful to see family--we miss you so! Thank you, Grampa and Grama for inviting us down!