Monday, March 31, 2008
For a stay-at-home Mom, very few things can beat the indulgence of a girls trip. And a girls trip to New York City is, perhaps, one of the best locations for said excursion! I returned late last night from a fun-fun three day jaunt to the Big Apple with some friends. The highlights were:
Pasta in Little Italy - yum
Rice to Riches (rice pudding bar) - yummier
'WICKED' at the Gershwin Theater - wicked cool
Ground Zero - sad and inspiring
Shopping on Canal Street - slightly scary
Breakfast in Grand Central Station - super fun
Grilled Ham and Gruyere Sandwich in Soho - too good for words
Shopping on 5th Avenue - lots of walking
Dinner at the Starlight - lots of singing
The Statue of Liberty - looked good from a distance
Times Square - up late at night
AND....a lot of goofy girl time.
Beyond the fun and adventure, this trip was to celebrate with my cousin. She has just courageously completed a brutal round of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Through watching her go through this this ordeal, I have been awed and amazed by her courage and positive attitude in the face of great trial, as well as the depth of her testimony of a loving Heavenly Father.
So - here is to my cousin, beating breast cancer, and next year's trip to NYC with the girls! After that much fun we have got to make it an annual adventure!
Or biannual...possibly even quarterly............