Busy Days and Weekend Adventures

I seriously have not forgotten about this space.  Life has just gotten rather hectic lately and I decided to take a week to stay busy doing other things.  A co-worker broke her leg on our icy streets and I have been covering lots of extra hours at work.  No complaints here, as I really enjoy my job.  But I do hope my co-worker is feeling better soon.

At some point during the middle of last week, Rock suggested that I go with him to teach skating in Central Park for the weekend.  After some schedule juggling and some very kind offers from my parents to watch Mary, we were off to New York City for a few days of skating and lessons.

The weather was astounding!  It stayed in the 50’s all weekend and there was no snow in sight.  This was a delightful break from the constant snow we have been getting in Michigan.  It felt like spring!  I took a few days off from running and just enjoyed working as much as possible.  When I wasn’t working, I spent my time wandering the city.  It had been a long time since I just walked around and enjoyed the sights.  I felt like I had a renewed appreciation for everything.

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My office at 6am.  Not a bad way to start the day…..after a cup of coffee.

Rock and I stopped into St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  We wandered Central Park and the Time Warner Center.  We watched the skaters at Rockefeller Center.  That brought back special memories for me because we went there on our first date to see the Christmas tree.

We ate delicious food.  Thursday night we had a late evening slice from Artichoke pizza.  If you are ever in New York City or Queens, I highly recommend a stop here.  I covered my craving for sushi and beef shwarma.  And I of course enjoyed some delicious NYC bagels for breakfast.

Sunday came quickly and I boarded a plane back to Detroit.  I had the luck of getting an upgrade to first class.    After a long delay at LaGuardia, which ranks in my book as the worst airport to be stuck at, I walked down the ramp to board the plane.  Half way there, the pilot sent me back and announced all flights were in a ground stop to Detroit due to fog.  Flights had been canceled all day and it didn’t look good for us.

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Fortunately we managed to board the plane after a surprisingly brief wait.  We then sat on the tarmac for what felt like ages as flight plans were made and changed.  I managed to make it to Detroit by evening and drove three and a half hours home in dense fog.  I arrived home in the wee hours of the morning and woke to early cries from little Miss Mary.   Fortunately, she was game for an hour of snuggles in bed, before it was time to start the day.

With a few hours of sleep and a few extra miles in my frequent flyer program, it was back to reality and back to the gym for work.  What would a weekend be without some fun adventures?

Quick summer trip planner for you.  Did you know that National Geographic just named our area with one of the Best 21 Beaches in the World?

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The Rockefeller tree may be pretty awesome.  But Rock outdid himself by proposing to me here.  Then National Geographic chose it.  Coincidence?  I think not.

How was your weekend?  Did you have any fun adventures?

12 thoughts on “Busy Days and Weekend Adventures

    • I honestly love Chicago and don’t always have the urge to go to NYC. I think that the warm spell made for an even more magical time there. I was also really inspired by everyone that got involved in Saturday’s big march.

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