This past weekend we took Odin on his second trip to NYC. My husband has family there, so we try our best to visit each year. NYC holds a special place in my heart, as I have so many wonderful memories there with my husband and his family, and it’s also the city that witnessed our engagement back in 2009:
A few years ago on our trip, Ryan, his cousin Cyrenne, and I were in the NBC Store at the right time, and got invited to watch Jimmy Fallon test his monologue and this “Thank You Notes”. It was so, so, cool. We were there over a weekend this time, so unfortunately Odin wasn’t going to get to meet his beloved Jimmy (he freaks out when he hears the theme song for the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, we PVR it so that he can watch).
This year we drove down like we usually do, stopping at the Woodbury Commons outlets on the way. For the past two years we’ve had the best luck shopping for Odin at these outlets. We’ve been able to buy him an entire year’s worth of clothes and his winter outerwear here.
We took Ryan’s brother with us on the trip, as he had never been before. We made stops at Rockefeller, Central Park, Times Square, walked through SoHo to make stops at Trader Joe’s, then further on to Magnolia Bakery and Sockerbit (a new stop for us, which is now a must for future visits!) and down to the Ground Zero site. We spent time with my husband’s family walking through Central Park, and visiting his cousin where she works – she works for Brooklyn-based Liddabit Sweets, and their sea salt caramels are to die for! Next summer we want to go back and spend even more time in Central Park now that Odin is older and can enjoy the play areas and splash pads.
We got caught in a storm on our way back to the subway from Central Park, but Odin loved it! Odin even rode the subway like a pro:
It was such a great trip away even though it was only for a few days. We are so lucky to go there as often as we do, and we hope to continue this tradition every summer 🙂