On the phone with our driver, who was no where he was supposed to be at the airport. We found him and had quite the ride from LaGuardia into Manhattan at Friday rush hour. Wow. The guy was loud & unprofessional, the car was dirty, and I felt accomplished that I didn't throw up in the back seat (hello motion sickness!). But we made it and got so see a lot along the way.
I loved seeing this statue of the Fearless Girl. I took a picture as inspiration to raise my own fearless girl.
Ick. I've ridden the subways in Washington DC and in Toronto and they were fairly amazing. They were quite clean and I never felt unsafe. The NY subway system was, well, less than impressive. (Okay, I mean, it IS impressive that a system exists that transports thousands and thousands of people around under ground every day. That is impressive.) What I mean is... it was a bit scary (and we were never in a particularly unsafe place), absolutely filthy, and not terribly easy for a newbie to navigate. I put a check beside this life experience and then said a prayer of thanksgiving for the comfort of my Ford Explorer and NW Arkansas roads.
On the recommendation of two different people, we had reservations at Estiatorio Milos and it was fantastic! It fresh and amazing Mediterranean food. So that it's recorded for all to know... Drew had a grilled octopus appetizer followed by a tomato salad, a grilled Meditteranean Sea Bream entrée, and sorbet for dessert. I had a grilled shrimp, crab cake & fava piazzi puree appetizer, followed by a tomato salad, lamb chops for my entrée, and walnut cake with honey lavender ice cream for dessert. Oh, and a wonderful house Cabernet. It was such a treat and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a fancy dinner in midtown (or return for myself if I ever find my country self in this fancy city neck of the woods).
She got solo time with Uncle Kyle on Friday. I knew with 100% certainty that she was in good hands.
Uncle Kyle rearranged furniture to keep her corralled in the living room & play room. I laughed so hard when this photo popped up on my phone. (For those that don't know, this is usually a beautifully arranged sectional, recliner, and coffee table!)