Friday, October 23, 2009
My sister, Merry and her daughter Emily came for a whirlwind visit at the beginning of October... Meg and I accompanied them to New York for 3 amazing days packed with a delightful stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge, incredible thin crusted pizza from a coal fired oven, brunch at Sarabeth's, experiencing central park on a perfect autumn day, purse shopping in Chinatown, spying the statue of Liberty from Battery Park, the awe of ground zero, Chocolate treats at Max Brennan's and a quick tour of the Met, scouting out Tiffany's and other fine shopping on fifth avenue, a couple of very thrilling taxi rides, a quick look at Columbia University (Meg could count the trip as a college visit) and of course the Broadway shows... Meg and I saw West Side Story, Emily and Merry saw Wicked and Phantom and we all saw Momma Mia which was especially exciting to see with the real dancing queen herself, my own sister, Merry! We ate great food and nearly walked our feet off... the trip was a grand success.
We returned home to a quick tour of DC for Merry and Emily... we walked the monuments at night, saw the museum of American History, visited Arlington National Cemetery, and old towne Alexandria before sadly sending Merry and Emily off to their homes...
Hooray for sisters and daughters!