Our good good friends, Doug and Mariah, came and visited us again this year. This is becoming a kind of tradition as this is the second year they came on the same weekend as last year. Doug has a Christmas party for his work in NYC around the second weekend of December. I am so glad that Doug and Mariah use this as an excuse to come visit us!
Mariah had just two things she wanted to do while she was in New York City.
1. Eat at Lombardis, the first pizzeria in the U.S.
2. Go to FAO Shwarz
3. Take pictures with Montee
I am happy to say we were able to do all of them!
I was lucky that I still had one vacation day while they were here, so I was able to take a day off and spend it with Mariah.
First, we had lunch at a local crepe joint. Then we went to South Sea Port and got some discounted Broadway tickets at TKTS. Then we walked on the Brooklyn bridge. Then we got cupcakes at Sprinkles. Then we went to FAO Shwarz and watch a "BIG PIANO" performance and got the chills. Then later that night we at the famous Halal Street food with the husbands, went to Rockefeller Center and saw the Christmas window displays. Yes, you can say it was a great day.
The rest of the weekend was a blast, but unfortunately, unlike last year, Doug had to work a lot more. Bummer. But he still managed to meet up with us during the nights and even during the day to see the critically acclaimed Broadway show "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" which was great.
I forgot to mention that Doug missed his flight coming to NYC due to work. And unfortunately, BOTH Doug and Mariah missed their flights leaving NYC due to Doughnut Plant. For some reason, I got it in my head that I really wanted to go to this famous Doughnut shop. I told Doug and Mariah about it and got it in their heads too. The whole weekend we tried to make it to the shop before it closed, but could never get around to it. So finally, the last day they were here, we knew we had to go. However, this unfounded little obsession of mine, along with us not being able to catch a cab, caused the Brewster's to miss their flight! Needless to say, I felt awful and the doughnuts weren't even good, but we did have an little adventure that we other wise wouldn't of had...fishing for ray bans in the subway. See video below.