My mom and I decided to spend 36 hours in New York City last weekend and it was AMAZING. My mom used to live in New York when she was young and single and was an American Airlines flight attendant and she’s always wanted to take me to New York with her so we finally did it! It was a combination of my birthday celebration/Mother’s Day. We stayed at Row NYC and it was so cute.
It’s about a block from Times Square so it made walking around super easy. And this was the view from our window.
After dinner we went back to our hotel and watched a few episodes of House Hunters and passed out.
The next day, we decided to go to the 9/11 memorial. This was so incredibly emotional for both my mom and I. Like I said, she was a flight attendant for American Airlines when 9/11 happened. She was seconds away from being on one of those flights. She was on a layover in LA when one of her coworkers busted into her hotel room and told her to turn on the TV. When they realized what was happening, they pulled up the flight info on their laptops and ran down the list of her very best friends who were working those flights… a first time mom, who was to take maternity leave after that flight, a gorgeous Barbie and Ken couple who loved flying together, and her favorite pilot, who always finagled air traffic to arrive an hour early to get home to his wife and kids. Running out hands along the names and feeling the mist from the water on our faces was an experience I’ll never forget.
We went for a quick breakfast after this and stopped into Macy’s to ride the old wooden escalators and then went back to our hotel. We had lunch and then packed up all our things and took a cab to the train station. This was a super quick but life changing trip. I cannot wait to go back! Of course, now I have the flu haha so I’m thinking about doing a post on how to beat a cold/flu without antibiotics. I hope you all enjoyed this post!