Saturday, September 25, 2010

10 Things I learned in NYC

I had the amazing opportunity to spend a few days in NYC with my daughter last week.  It was a surreal experience and the Big Apple did not disappoint.  Here are a few things I learned...


1. Taxi drivers love their horns, their gas pedals and brakes.  Staying in their own lane, not so much.  
2. The streets are just as busy, fast moving, loud and sometimes stinky, as they look on TV. 
3. Everyone we met, that lives there was soooooo nice.  For some reason it surprised me. 


4.  Broadway is not overrated.  The shows we saw were better than we ever imagined.  
5. The subway was not as scary and as hard to figure out as I thought.  They were as stinky though. 
6. Kareem Abdul Jabbar is taller in person.  
7. People really do win contests.  There were 32 of the nicest kids there that proved that.  
8. Not everyone gets mugged in Central Park.  It is so beautiful and picturesque.  
9.  Hardly anyone dresses like the girls from Sex and the City.  



10. I love being with my daughter and hanging out.  This is something I already knew.  It was just reconfirmed!

Linda



25 comments:

The Martos Fudge said...

Oh my goodness, how fun... I cannot imagine winning a trip to NY, I am glad your were able to spend time with your Daughter. I think some times moms forget that just because we move out and live our lives, it does not mean we want them out of it. I love every minute I spend with my mom. And I am sure she loved spending time with you. Especially since your are such a cool MOM...

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Kristina P. said...

Yes! This makes me miss those stinky, crowded streets.

Annette Lyon said...

I'd love to learn these lessons with one of my daughters. :) Sounds like the perfect trip.

Cherie said...

Sounds like you had an fabulous time!! So Happy!
NYC is kind of a funny place. I remember the first time I went there I kept saying "Wow, it really is just like New York!"
You see it so often your whole life on television and it definately does not dissapoint! A very cool city.
So glad you got to experience it with your daughter - I would love to do that some day.
How did she do with the texting?

Cherie said...

I definately did not have my spell checker on. Ignore my mistakes OOPS!

Amy N. said...

I'm glad you guys had a fun time. I love NY! And it's fun to watch movies and say "Hey, I've been there!"

Although learning that not everyone dresses like Sex in the City distresses me. Who is going to make me feel bad about not wearing 5 inch heels all the time?

I need to go rediscover myself...

Lisa said...

NY is on our vacation list. One day we are going to get there. It does seem very scary to me, though, and I'm impressed you two went alone to the big bad city! ;)

I've been checking in to see how she did. So.....is she $100,000 richer?!

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

One day, maybe twenty years from now, that's gonna be me!! and my daughter. Can't wait! Looks like SO much stinkin subway fun!

Peggy K said...

Love your list! #10 brought a tear to my eye. I know exactly what you mean, and it gets better as they get older.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I love NYC. Glad you had a good time.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Congratulations! Looks like it was a fabulous trip! Love your hair by the way!

Saimi said...

She's lucky to have a super cool mom such as yourself! Glad you girls had a great time!!

AB said...

NYC! How fun! I'm surprised at you #9. Guess some things are myths...!

I long to go there. I don't know why I didn't do it when my husband worked for a hotel and I could've had a free place to stay.

shortmama said...

Looks like a fun time!!

T said...

I'm trying hard to not be jealous... I have wanted to run out and visit my sis there in NY but... well, I'm sure you know that it isn't a cheap trip :)

Lisa said...

Okay, first love your hair. Second, love your hair. Last, love your hair. Beyond that, how fun for you both! And I was going to comment after your last post about "text in the city" but there was some kind of porn spam above it, and I didn't want some STD to jump on me somehow. Anyway, glad you went and were able to be with your daughter. Oh, and love your hair.

Garden of Egan said...

Wow! New York! You look so sophisticated and all! You totally belong.

Your daughter is darling! I love the last picture of you.

Glad you were able to enjoy the cab drivers and the smells. Ick.

Lourie said...

I would love to go and tour! Now I have some insider info. ;)

Charlotte said...

Sounds great. I love NYC, but I do get lost in the subway.

MrsDixon said...

You and your daughter look so cute! When I went to NY, I was obsessed with finding the mythical large subway rats.....I never found one....I will make it my mission again one day.

Cheeseboy said...

The kindness of New Yorkers is underrated.

Glad you had a great time.

Leanne said...

How fanTAStic!!! I LOVE NYC (my husband and I actually got engaged there in Rockefellar center about 13 years ago - it's a special place for us, for sure!) However, he didn't believe that I actually know someone (YOU) whose daughter was involved in the texting competition! (I had to bring him to the computer and read your blog!) So glad you had fun in the Big Apple!!

Jessica G. said...

But wait...how did she do in the texting competition?? :)

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