December 18, 2017
We spent last week in New York and as suspected, we had the absolute time of our lives. This was our fourth trip to New York together and every time we go, we discover new favorites and we can never find the time to see everything on our list!
this cafe in the lobby of 1Hotel was unreal
There’s a line in one of Oshiolema’s favorite books that says “Because I’m your dad, I’ll take you to New York for a hot dog!” So for the days leading up to the trip, Oshiolema kept telling us how when he grows up and get married, he’s taking his wife to New York for a hot dog and also kept reminding us we don’t eat meat. His dedication to that hot dog with his future wife was absolutely hilarious! Right before he left he said “but mama, how come you’re gonna leave if I’m gonna miss you so much?” My sweet boy is a heartbreaker, for sure. He is starting to really grasp the concept of dates and how one-on-one time is important when you’re married, so he was pretty fine when we left. Keogena, on the other hand, lost it. I also forgot my breast pump trying to leave the house without lingering so I didn’t make it worse for her…this left us hunting down a pump at 10pm in the city. Whoops.
this is handprinted wallpaper in the 1Hotel. So much inspiration!
The drive from our house to New York is about four hours, so taking the train is our favorite way to get there. Unlike the airport, Penn station is right in the middle of the city so it’s not a hassle to get to your hotel or apartment! We left our house around 8am to make our 11am train since we first needed to make the 45 minute drive to the train station in D.C. Going over the cough medicine and bedtime routines with my in-laws set us back some time and we seriously made it to the train with 6 minutes to spare- the closest we’ve EVER cut it! But it was so nice being able to ride in the quiet car in business class again! We couldn’t sit together since we were so behind, but I actually got to 1. put headphones in 2. listen to a podcast 3. get some work done and 4. doze off a little. What is life!
all about that subway life (until its past 10pm or snowing…then its Uber all the way.)