Monday, May 2, 2011

Goodbye New York ... For Now!

We got home from New York on Friday night, and miss it already.

The weather was beautiful during our week vacation, with only one gloomy, rainy day.  We bought a $5 NY umbrella off the street (these materialize like magic as soon as a single raindrop ground) and ventured out to wander around anyway.

We walked the Brooklyn Bridge, went to the UN Headquarters, and checked out Grand Central Station.

We saw some great shows on our trip, including "Freud's Last Session", "Avenue Q", and a comedy show at "The Comedy Cellar".  Our seats at the comedy cellar were front row and center, basically on the stage.


In addition to the restaurants I mentioned in my previous posts, we also ate at ... 

5 Napkin Burger


Grimaldi's Pizzeria in Brooklyn




and Macaroni Macaroni


"One belongs to New York instantly.  
One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years." - Thomas Wolfe.

I can't wait to go back.

I was back to work today after 10 days off, and it was a great day.  
I am shocked that we are into May already! 

I have a busy month ahead, with a University spring semester starting up tomorrow, and many social engagements, as well as a lot to get done at work.

What lies ahead for you this month?


DessertForTwo said...

I really enjoyed reading about your vacation :) Thanks for sharing it all with us :)

Anonymous said...

I thought I wanted to go to NYC before I read all your posts and now my mind is officially made up! Looks like you had a great trip! And AMAZING food!!

Simply Life said...

so glad you had a great trip! I'll have to remember these places for our next trip there!

Kacy said...

I always get so sad after a vacay. It's great that you had a first day back though!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Glad you had an easy transition from vacation mode to work mode...I always hate that!

Allysia said...

I so, so want to visit Quintessence. And, you know, New York in general. :) Once I get my piano students through music festival this week, it'll be smooth sailing, can't wait!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you had a great vacation! This month the only thing we have going on is Mother's Day this weekend.

Unknown said...

amazing Jolene!!!! I love the pictures, maybe we can meet in New York next year for a little holiday. We miss it so much, but we miss you and Chris more!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

The way you feel about NY is the way I feel about Paris! I also love NY, too. Looks and sounds like you had an amazing trip!

May will be a month full of studying - but soon this dang test will be behidn me. I'll also have my first solo business trip at the end of the month which i am looking forward to!

Vanessa said...

I'm suffering from post-vacation blues too.

This month, work might pick up a little (nice for the wallet. not for the watch) =)

I'm also planning on making pizza this week. That counts right? It's the little things. =)

Unknown said...

Being back to work sucks but at least we are on the 2 month countdown....

Unknown said...

Love NY too..... Sounds like you had a great time there. Cheers!

Lisa Dearen said...

Welcome home, what a great vacation!! I love that you went to Grimaldi's Pizzeria in Brooklyn - there's one in Tucson and it's still my favorite pizza, but I've never seen the NYC original.

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

GREAT recap and NYC fun! So glad you enjoyed it :)

This month = the end of my semester and a lot of training for dance competitions.

Anonymous said...

i'm so sad to leave it and I should do a girls weekend next year. :)