My Husband and I just went to New York City and Washington DC for the very first time last week! It was a business trip for him, and I just tagged along. After a few days, he was done working and we got to have some fun.
New York was a blast! We walked around Time Square, spent WAY too much time in toy stores (Toys R Us and FAO Schwarz), and explored Central Park.
Although they were supposed to be having a heatwave in New York, it was raining for 98% of the time that we were there (which meant my hair looked as big and frizzy as it does in the above photos for 98% of the time that we were there). This would have been completely fine, except that we were walking everywhere and hadn’t planned for rainy weather. True story, about 10 minutes after taking these Central Park photos it started POURING! I had to take off my sweater to protect the camera and we took refuge (and found lunch) in a nearby Chipotle.
About 30 minutes later we were quite the site, walking 16 city blocks to our second hotel in a downpour. I bet it was funny for anyone who may have been watching two small-town kids desperately trying to hail a cab in the rain on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Twenty First St. However, for us, dragging around two suitcases, carrying thousands of dollars of camera equipment in a not-so-waterproof backpack, and desperately trying to keep our cheap umbrellas from breaking each time a gust of wind blew was not the BEST 20+ minutes of our lives.
Dear NYC, next time we come to visit, please do us the courtesy of sticking to the weather predicted. Thanks.
-The Big City Kelley