|Our rising stars|
Not sure I mentioned this, but we didn’t really have an itinerary for this trip. Well, there were definitely key sites we wanted to visit, but because of my many trips to the city, I decided we’ll pace ourselves and just go with the flow. Sunday would’ve been another perfect “theatre” day, but we decided to sightsee instead. Why? This was the only day I’d be spending in full with them, the rest of the week, I’ll be at work and they’ll be on their own
I took them to Joe’s Shanghai, highly recommended by the New York Times. I went here earlier this year, and enjoyed the soup dumplings. The difference this time….there was no snow. It was a gorgeous Father’s Day in the city (mid-80s)….so, so, so very warm!!! We enjoyed our lunch; we also ordered salt n pepper pork chops, and shredded pork noodle soup – delish! There’s always a line at Joe’s so be patient. If you have a small party, depending on their availability, they might end up having you sit with other customers and share a table with them….that happened to me in Feb, I didn’t mind.
Justin Timberlake’s Hairstylist
|Nancy and I – Friday, Sept 7, 2001 (before the attack)|
|The new One World Trade Center|
A little bit of a backstory. Nancy and I were in NYC a week before the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. I was in a training class. She and I were scheduled to fly back from JFK to LAX on the morning of 9/11itself, but we changed our flight, and left on 9/10. We just had Ethan then (9 months old) and we missed him so. We have this picture of us when we got to the Statue of Liberty, and we took a picture with the skyline in the background – the twin towers in all its glory (this was on the Friday before the attack). Although we’ve visited NYC as a couple since the attack, we’ve always referred to ourSept 2001 visit to our kids, and this time we were able to show them Ground Zero, the water fountain, and the new WTC. As expected, it was a solemn, peaceful kind of visit.
was more than enough to convince them about the popularity of this iconic restaurant. This was the same restaurant featured in Billy Crystal’s and Meg Ryan’s movie – When Harry Met Sally. Of course, I had to order their famous pastrami sandwich….cravings satisfied!