That's how many minutes I've been able to call you
mine. (I'm impressed by your math skills -Brett)
Spending a week in New York with you, having you all to myself, being free to do whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted, was an absolute dream!
It started out late on a Monday night, taking the Jet Blue redeye...
Then arriving early Tuesday morning to find our apartment was on the 15th floor of this awesome building. The fact that the apartment was actually somebody's home, and not just an investment property, was a bit of a surprise, and at first made me feel uneasy (you know how I am about changes to my "plans"). But then, when I felt sure it truly was clean, when we realized how conveniently located it was, and that it had THIS view:
Here we are eating at Cabana, a delicious Cuban restaurant @ South Street. You wouldn't know it by how respectable he looks, but the man behind me was incapable of talking to his guest without using the F-word in every sentence.
It was fascinating to see the faces carved on the doorways of the buildings. Some were just faces of the husband and wife who built it (late 1800s, early 1900s)
This is the mansion built by the inventor of Chiclets Gum
We got to be pros at the subway, only going the wrong direction once, which I think is mighty fine navigating considering it was our major mode of transportation all 6 days we were there! Poor Brett...his $25 Metro Card NEVER scanned right. He always had to scan it twice and it was very frustrating! (of course, I found the humor in it and thought it was totally funny, but we won't get into that...)
I loved the signs that covered the walls inside
We found a quiet spot East of Bethesda Fountain,
enjoyed a picnic lunch,
Ice Cream Delish.
Starting to walk across
I wish I could have gotten more pictures, and better ones, but of course my camera battery chose THIS time to fade away...
Our first 5,256,000 minutes together have varied - from newlyweds, to new parents, to new homeowners, to new church callings, and more. The point is that with you, everything is NEW and there's no one else with whom I'd want to go on these adventures. We've had ups and downs and everything in between. You're my best friend - you're the person whose opinion matters most. You're my other half and the one I want to be with when minute # 210,240,000 rolls around (in 2050)...
You would be impressed I did my first blogging this evening! It was fun to relive such a memorable occasion! It was 10 years in the making, but more than worth the wait. Thanks for making the trip so memorable. There is no better trip planner than you. Without your navigation skills I wouold still be lost somewhere in the subway! You truly are my better half and I love you more each and every day. Can't wait until minute #210240,000. Let's pray you can put up with me that long. It has been quite the ride, you are my everything! It was so much fun to dress up and have you on my arm in the theatre. You truly looked marvelous that evening! I'm sorry I never blogged about the first trip to NYC. I guess I didn't have a beautiful woman by my side in those pics, so what was the point? Love ya! - Brett