Can't make it through a weekend without seeing some type of lunatic
(Lunatic human-sized toy soldier in this case)
Friday evening started somewhere at the end of Fall right before it turns into old man winter. We spent the chilly night that included an irritating cold rain at Citi Field, escaping before the game was postponed when the rain picked up quite a bit.
Bitter cold Saturday included a trip to see Annie (where I was transported back to my youth spent watching the movie OVER and OVER and OVER), and a big plate of gnocchi with the husb's grandma and little six year old cousin. There's nothing like a really funny, smart, mild-mannered kid to make the crowds, confused tourists, and crappy weather seem unimportant.
Late summer turned up on Sunday. It felt like those windy, warm late August days when you know summer is coming to a close. Thanks for the tour de seasons, Mother Nature. It was perfect weather for a tour around the Intrepid, a boat road on the Shark (we got SOAKED) at the South Street Seaport, and a walk around the High Line.
Even though it may not be feasible to ever leave New York for cheaper pastures, I have always told the Husb I will not leave before having at least one kid. There's something about seeing New York through a kid's eyes that is so much better than how adults see it. Everything is interesting, amazing, and hilarious. It was so much fun seeing the sites with a little guy who isn't yet jaded about the realities of New York. Even though we would always come back to visit - if we ever leave - I want a kid or two of my own to feel that way about their home one day. I want them to know a city that isn't draining or exhausting... just a place of fun and sparkly buildings.
Hope everyone had a great long weekend! They're too scarce.