Weekend in NY

Happy middle of December!  It hardly feels like that right now because it is so warm! This weekend B and I were in NYC to celebrate my dad’s birthday, and it was nearly 70 degrees. That’s right, 70 degrees on December 13! I can’t complain, though- it made for an even better weekend in the city.

B and I got in Friday night and met up with my BFF Jane who lives in Brooklyn. The plan was actually to surprise my dad with a birthday dinner Saturday night with family. He had no idea that we were coming in, and had no idea about the family dinner planned. I can’t believe we pulled off the surprise!

Jane and me and Mexican food and beers. Yum!

Jane and me and Mexican food and beers. Yum!

So, Saturday, Jane and I mostly hung out around the city and met up with some of her friends. It was also a warm day and we checked out some holiday markets downtown.

super crowded markets

super crowded markets

amazing cauliflower bahn mi for lunch

amazing cauliflower bahn mi for lunch

Saturday night, it was surprise time! We got to the restaurant 30 minutes before my parents and brother and waited… I was nervous! Surprises make me anxious. Luckily, all family and friends arrived on time and when my dad showed up he was so surprised!

Dad and me at dinner

Dad and me at dinner

My brother and cousins

My brother and cousins

B and me

B and me

Sunday, B and I had a late flight back to Cleveland, so we were luckily able to meet up with my family again. We met up for a tour of One World Trade Center, which is now an observatory above the city. There were great views of the city all around us! We then grabbed a late lunch before it was off to the airport.

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amazing views

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The trip was great. Even though it was short (and we didn’t get in any runs), I got to see Jane AND my family. I hadn’t seen my family in months, and my extended family in nearly a year. And I can’t believe I’ll be seeing some of them again in a few weeks for the holidays! I feel so lucky I got to celebrate my dad’s birthday and am looking forward to seeing everyone again soon. Now, to survive a short week!

Linking up today with Erin for my weekend snapshot post, Katie for MIMM and the weekly wraps.

Some questions for you:

  • How often do you see your family?
  • Are you traveling for the holidays?
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7 thoughts on “Weekend in NY

  1. That was a quick weekend trip! I’ve visited NYC twice (both times in late November) and loved it. But, I haven’t been since they completed the World One Trade Center. I’d like to see that. Beautiful views! What a wonderful surprise for your Dad. I’m glad it went off without a hitch. It’s so much fun to catch up with family. Thanks for linking with us again, Melissa!

  2. Oh wow what an awesome surprise birthday you pulled off. I can hardly do this because somehow they get wind of it. 😦 Great job on that. Those views are simply amazing! Wow! My step-daughter is coming to NYC and also Boston over the holidays and I’m secretly so dang jealous of her. She being 14 doesn’t quite grasp the whole concept. We’re from Mississippi and we don’t just go to NYC all the time, in fact never! Her grandparents are working in the area and they are flying her and her mom in for the holidays. Thanks so much joining us again in our Weekly Wrap. I hope you recovered from you trip and have a great rest of the week!

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