Washington D.C. Temple from the plane
Fun side story: While getting on the plane in D.C. a man came up to the man standing behind me and asked if he could take his picture. After the other guy walked away I turned to the man behind me and joked that he hadn't asked to take MY picture, which we laughed about. But I felt bad that I had no idea who this man was. Everyone on the plane knew who he was and I felt like I was walking through a small town as we walked through the plane and everyone was saying "Hi Mr. -----!! Congratulations!" I couldn't make out the name they were saying, but I didn't recognize him at all. Finally I turned around and said, "Now I'm feeling bad that I don't know who you are." So he asked where I was from and when I said, Utah, he said, "That's why. I'm the Senator of New York." Uh..... sheepish much?? I had one of these moments (0:30), but thankfully not outloud.
Anyway, flying by myself was amazing. It was a vacation in itself (that is, on the way there. on the way home? not so much...). So I landed, was picked up by my three, beautiful traveling partners and was whisked away to this amazing place:
NEW YORK CITY!!!
Me and Mom
I have to apologize though - We were all so excited to be there and to be together that we didn't take many good pictures. But that's good. We were too busy enjoying ourselves to document things. That's the sign of a good time. :)
Juli, begging for free kettle corn in Bryant Park.
Juli has a friend that lives in New Jersey that came over to show us around that first night. She took us to this amazing resturant in Korea Town and ordered this meal for us. It was one of the best meals of my entire life. I could have eaten all night.
Erin and Juli trying to look like New Yorkers. Nice, ladies.
We rode the subway a ton, but never quite got the hang of it. I think it would take a few more days to feel confident that the train we had gotten on would actually take us where we intended on going. But it was so much fun and the people watching was fantastic.
The reason we went to New York was because our cousin Tara is getting married (on New Year's in the Bahamas.... ) and was having a bridal shower. She had no idea we were coming and cried like a baby when she saw us. And then we all started crying too. It was awesome. I hadn't seen Tara since she surprised me at me and Zach's wedding almost 8 years ago! It was so good to see her. And the bridal shower was incredible. Persian food (TONS of it. YUM.), a belly dancer, and more cousins we hadn't seen in forever to visit with. So much fun.
And that's about it! Well, not really. That's a small snipit of all the fun we had. But everything else is just a bunch of inside jokes and giggling. It ended too soon. But I'm hoping that we'll start a new tradition of a girl's trip every once in a while. Every other year maybe?? And next time Mandi and Taya (our brother's wives) need to come too!!
Thank you for this amazing trip ladies!!!! I still can't believe we did it!