Monday, June 22, 2009

Weekend Getaway!

While the cat's away the mouse will play.  Over the past couple of months that's seemed to be the theme for Kristin and I while our husbands are gone for the summer.  Although our definition of play does include occasional visits to the pool, going out to dinner, and Rita's (if you haven't been there, google it, find one in your area and go...right now, I would suggest the Gelati with mango ice), it also includes running, cooking, and other things that aren't typical "play" things, but we still manage to have a great time!  Well this was not one of those weekends.  This weekend we flew to NY to visit Kristin's man, and Carleton flew in from Charlotte so we could all live it up in New York City for the weekend!  Ben is in NY for the summer doing an internship so we crashed at his place and did the tourist thing, went to see a Broadway show (Mary Poppins-I've never seen the movie), on Canal Street and bought stuff from people selling things illegally, to the MET, on a few cab rides, etc.  Apparently the "in" thing in NY right now is to rain, because it rained, and it rained a lot, which equals hurting, nasty feet and a complaining Ashley.  A few other happenings not pictured below, we saw the temple, took a stroll through central park, during church the fire alarm went off and the whole building evacuated...the NY fire dept. has a VERY fast response time!  

Here's a quick recap of our weekend....1st things first, a kiss from the husbands and snapping a few pictures!  The first one was taken from Ben's balcony at his apartment

We saw some sites
We smooched
We saw more sites
and did more smoochin'
what's a trip to New York without visiting Times Square?
we reflected on things we did
we ate...
...way too much...
no bull!

2 plane tickets: $371.05
4 day passes for the metro (we saw a rat): $30
Total Cost of food (3 meals out): $260
Weekend with your husband and some of your best friends: priceless


Lauren Darlene said...

Ash,your so cute! I love the little "master card" rendition at the end! Your pictures are just amazing! I love the NY skyline! What an adventure, a fire alarm going off at church! never a dull moment.

K.L.C. said...

woohoo! So fun...let's do it again! Oh wait, we are...DC for the 4th!!!!

Ben and Rachel said...

What a fun trip! I'm glad that you and the Mr. have been able to spend time togetha.