An Apple A Day

The past month has gone by so fast that it literally feels like a blur.  I traveled to Maryland to meet my sister Krystin’s new addition, Harper.  I returned to Atlanta for a few days and then headed to The Big Apple to meet my daughter, Joe College, for her spring break.  While I have visited NY several times, this trip was totally different than any other visit.  My daughter created a daily agenda of free/low cost things for us to do. In my 3 day and 4 night stay we went to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (free on Tuesdays), the Bronx Zoo (free on Wednesdays), and a discounted Broadway show. 

We also squeezed in some shopping in Manhattan for me and of course lots & lots of food!  I ate pretty much everything I could get my hands on from Pizza to Caribbean food because I’m a foodie and what’s a trip to NY without good eats?!  I felt justified in eating crazy because we got around by subway and walked a ton.  I literally walked so much that on my first day there, the heel of my boots cracked.  Fortunately we were heading to Buffalo Exchange at the time and I nabbed a pair of fringed suede booties for $28…problem solved!

This was my first solo vacation with my daughter since historically it has always been the 3 of us (me, her, and my son) and it was a defining moment.  I’ve always known that she was strong, independent, and resourceful but seeing her in action in NY was eye-opening.  She was navigating through the subway like a true New Yorker!  She’s planning more solo-cations during her breaks from school.  Will I crash them?  Probably…  If not then yes I’ll worry, but I’m confident she’ll be fine because in the words of Frank Sinatra and the Alicia Keys & Jay Z remake of New York if she can make it there, she’ll make it anywhere.

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