It was a trip that had been a year in the making.
Tickets had been bought, hotels & flights booked, emails a plenty exchanged with ideas and plans, many a facebook status posted about the anticipation of it, and for us gals, shopping had been done for proper 'winter wear' (which, lets be honest, has very little purpose here in So Cal).
Then Sandy hit.
Oh hurricane Sandy.
She reeked havoc on the east coast.
And on our vacation plans.
But with the wonderfully nice help of the Jetblue customer service lady, we postponed. We gave NYC a few days to "heal" a little, and we were off. We had a great time. Sandy, nor'easter and all. Dave and I were lucky enough to attend the Election Night party in Boston mid-week, then return to NYC, finally, after that nice nor'easter stranded us in an Amtrak somewhere near New Haven for 2 hours.
We saw Top of the Rock, St. John of the Divine, the wonderful 9/11 Memorial, stopped by Magnolia Bakery more than once, and introduced Chrissy to the subway system and white pizza (you're welcome. For the white pizza that is). We nearly froze to death on the downtown bus tour (if you will), and saw the uptown sights via bus the next day. Ate our weight in pastrami and had delicious matzo ball soup at Carnegie Deli. Kicked off the season with the Rockettes. (see what i did there?) and most of us fell asleep somewhere on the Hudson to the humming of the engines on an evening harbor cruise.
It was the first time my side of the family has done a vacation together, and I'm so glad we did. My Aunt Chrissy rocks my socks. She made it all possible, and I'm very grateful for such a memorable time! Maybe we should do a family trip again? (i'm just sayin...)