Between getting spoiled by my dad and in-laws, Grayson didn't even have a chance to miss us and may not have even noticed we were gone. Roxy, on the other hand, got shipped off to the doggie spa around the corner and couldn't wait to get back home.
We have several friends and relatives in NYC and unfortunately didn't have time to catch up with everyone, but did manage to grab a quick drink with my cousin Amanda one night after work. We also reconnected with one of our college friends, Aron, whom we haven't seen in more than five years.
Aron is a foodie and gave us wonderful restaurant recommendations which (since I was sitting in a conference room for several days) became some of my favorite memories of the trip. We ate steaks at Anthony Bourdain's restaurant, Les Halles, and also indulged in a burger and fries from the Shake Shack that's located in a park close to where we were staying.
I only had one afternoon free so we spent it meandering around the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Michael had never been there before and I haven't been since high school.
The Met is so overwhelming and wonderful all at the same time and it was fun seeing Michael's reaction to it all. Our friend Aron came with us and played tour guide so we wouldn't miss any of the must-see exhibits.
We don't have a lot of photos to show for our trip, but I've gathered a few bits and pieces from our cell phones.
Aron & Mikey, long-lost design soul mates
When you get these two together they love to geek out on design discussion, like analyzing the letterforms in this logo.
Michael has always wanted to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, so he took the opportunity to check that off his bucket list. Here are a few shots from that journey.
Saturday was rainy and dreary but perfect for staying indoors. After contemplating life while gazing out of our hotel window, we decided to grab some caffeine and take on the Met.
The Egyptian gallery was one of my favorite exhibits from my last visit and it equally impressed Michael. It's difficult to capture just how epic this room is, but I tried to take a quick video when we first entered the room. Michael had a perma-grin for several minutes.