The week that was...
Bryant Park/New York City
August 12 - August 19, 2013
Project 52 (33/52)
Since Thing #1 has taken up temporary residence with us until he gets married next year, and Thing #3 has permanent residence for a couple more years...let's just say the five films in the Home Alone movie series greatly outnumber my reality. So you have to understand the magnitude of two rare occurrences happening this past weekend: some downright gorgeous fall-like temps with zero humidity ensconced the east coast in freakin' AUGUST, and our Things were nowhere to be found. Okay, okay, I'm a pretty darn good mom so I KNEW where they were, and they were some place other than home. So it was kinda fun to wake up and say to the Better Half, "I've got a great idea, let's go to New York City for the day." No plans, no nuthin'. Let's just go. The Better Half totally lucked out...I could have said Paris.
This empty nest thing sans Things? Could grow to like it, just sayin'. So after the GPS decided to 'be confusing' (the Better Half's explanation for his missing a few turns, you KNOW I couldn't let that drop) we finally arrived at the train station, boarded the train, and a little over an hour later we were in the Big Apple. Remind me why I don't do this more often? Oh yeah...Things.
A very quick subway ride later we emerged into the sunlight at Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial. A site I've longed to experience in person for quite awhile. More on this to come later in the week. Still trying to process the whole experience both emotionally and photographically. The rest of the day was spent just wandering, eating, people watching, photographing...all sans plans. And I realized something I've probably known all along...I really SHOULD be living in a big city. I am so "at home" in this environment with the hustle, bustle, noise and energy. Who knows, maybe when "Home Alone" becomes more permanent I'll drag the Better Half to yet another place to live. Would be interesting since he's so NOT a big city person. Yes, we are a real life "Green Acres" couple...
"New York is where I'd rather stay.
I get allergic smelling hay.
I just adore a penthouse view.
Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue."
Did I just totally date myself? Doesn't matter, I SHOULD be old enough to be left home alone more often. Seriously, I can handle it. I don't want to wish any time away, I AM old enough to understand it passes all too quickly just by it's darn self. But until that time comes on it's own, I will just have to fit in some practice runs...and not blame the GPS for unplanned detours.