Monday: Volunteered at Independence Place. I find my joy spending time with their wonderful participants.
Tuesday: Got Mom's business affairs in order so I can take a few days vacation. Sorry to My Beloved Sister who has to take up the slack for me this week.
Wednesday: TheHub bought some travel hangers (Yep he is one of those who never travels without dress shirts and a couple of sport coats) which were delivered to the wrong address. Thanks to our neighborhood FB page I was able to find where they were delivered got them just in time to finish packing. We were supposed to fly out of town that evening but the weather cancelled our flight until...
Thursday: . . . We woke at 4, to be at the airport for a 6:15 rescheduled flight to NYC. Got to the airport only to find it was delayed until 10:45. (yes we got the text from Delta right as we were checking our bags in) so we went back home for a few hours. The flight finally left at about 12:30 (Did I mention I was upgraded to first class?) and after circling to avoid storms at LGA we finally landed and were headed to Son3's concert right in the middle of the 5 o'clock traffic. By 6 we were still not on the Manhattan side of the bridge, but we did manage to get to our hotel right before 7, checked in, changed clothes and were seated by 7:20 (10 minutes before it started) The night truly got better and better, including a sidewalk chat and walk with Mr. Marsalis
Friday: In spite of the cold wet weather we still have a couple of really nice times. We ate lunch at this funky Chinese-Peruvian fusion restaurant. If you are in NYC and want something deliciously different try Flor De Mayo on Amsterdam and 83rd (I think it was 83rd). Later that night we went with Son3 and Girlfriend3 to hear Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra for a Buddy Rich tribute plus a new composition by Ali Jackson, the drummer. After we went out for some late night Italian (Good but no better than an other Italian place)
Saturday: Matinee time to see Miss Saigon. It was a fantastic performance! We have changed our approach to ticket buying and decide on 5 plays we would like to see, then just get there and see what show has good seats left. Saturday night we at a French place Bar Boulud. The food is exceptional and not too pricy by Manhattan standards. (The downside is their very small cocktails)
Sunday: Seriously delayed return flight home, but no flight issues and we had nothing pressing us so the time didn't really matter. Got home too late to cook (bonus) so we headed to Full Moon to pick up some BBQ take out. You have to love a joint whose tagline is "Best Little Pork House in Alabama"