I went though approx. 4 tanks of gas in about 6 days, but oh, it was so great. I drove though Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut & New York. Cooking class was awesome. Day out with Emily was fantastic. We popped into the sweetest little New England town & did a little shopping. I do confess that I bought ribbon from that very ribbon tower. Emily and Ivy- my dates for the day. Then it was back to Boston for the day (I have nary a photo). It was mostly all of us driving by our old aparments and hitting some fun local hot spots. Friday we drove down to NYC. Got in line for some tickets for a show & headed down to SoHo. I had to take a picture of the Flatiron building for the children. We have a massive black & white aerial shot of it above our couch (they were not amused.)My friend told me about this place called "Eataly" which is directly across from the Flatiron building. I don't even have words to describe. Just go. That's all I can say. Here are Roz & I enjoying some ricotta & almond gelato. That's Roz on the left, me on the right. It was life changing. Oh and Gavin Rossdale shops there too. We saw him (so funny!)After shopping (and eating) it was time to hit the town with me & Jennie going to Mary Poppins. I can't remember now where the other gals went.... BUT Mary Poppins was great. I want to bring my children there someday. The view from our hotel in Times Square. See that yellow billboard with the red writing? That's the show they went to. I can't belive I can't remember what it is (or read it for that matter!) After that I met up with an old girlfriend (Hi, Trish!) and we caught up until nearly 2 a.m. Satuday we split up at the MET. Love that place. It was a beautiful New York day. We popped in to Jennies favorite cookie joint , and went to my all time favorite NYC store, Dean & Deluca. Also life changing. Seriously. Ridiculious. Off to the ferry for a quick ride to Staten Island.And the views. Amazing. Then we drove home and crashed. And by crashed I mean we stayed up really late playing cards. I got killed. Darn those jokers! 50 blasted points a piece! Then a quick jont through Concord and a stop in the North End for lunch & pastries at Mikes. It was rainy outside but perfect inside with our delcious antipasto platter & warm pasta.I came home really late last night. Re-entry has been tough. We had to be in court this am at 8:30 (we were late) then we went for a quick family lunch and now I'm packing to leave again tomorrow with the children for a week. I haven't even unpacked my Boston stuff. A quick wash & I'll repack it all again.
Trip was wonderful & amazing. I'm so grateful for the chance to get away. Chris sent me a text on Sunday telling me that Kate said, "I can't even remember what Mommy looks like anymore". Glad to know I'm leaving life-long impressions on my children.
Off to unpacking & repacking.