Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New York, NY

Just got back from a whirlwind trip to New York. David convinced me to tag along on a business trip with him for a extended weekend getaway. We headed up Saturday to spend some time in the city before the work week. We almost didn't make it, the kids were hit hard with a bad stomach bug on Friday night and we were up all night. I came down with it as soon as we touched down in NY. Thankfully I made it through the flight feeling well and even had a chance to read a book, Into the Wild (great book by the way, incredibly moving, couldn't put it down).

By Sunday I had mostly recovered. In the morning, David ran while I walked through Central Park enjoying the cool weather. That night we went out to a lovely dinner at Bella Blue in the Upper East side, with my Aunt Sol, Uncle Bill and cousin Paul. Paul is a bright and charming freshman at NYU in fabulous program that sends him to London for his second year.

Monday we spent the day at the US Open.

We watched Serena and Venus easily capture the women's doubles title and spied a handful of celebrities including Gwen and Gavin. Then we experienced the riveting four hour men's finals where ultimately 20 year old Juan Martin Del Potro (ranked number 6 in the world) overtook the dashing Rodger Federer, winner of the past five US opens. The rallies were incredible, I've never seen anything like it. And the crowd was wild, especially so for the dignified US Open. It felt like the crowd started to get behind the underdog Potro in the second set when it became apparent he was going to put up a good fight. He rode the wave to victory fighting for each and every point, surviving a five set marathon that included two tiebreakers.

We celebrated with a late dinner at Macao in SoHo.

And finally back home yesterday with our crew, here donning US Open hats. A special thanks to Grammy, Papa and Carmen who took great care of them while we were away.

This morning I managed to get everyone dressed, lunches packed and at school on time on my own. David returns tomorrow.

And also tomorrow, soccer starts and I will officially be a soccer mom. So it begins...

And gosh, the trips will be three in just over 48 hours.


Raji P. said...
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GrammaG said...

I loved todays blog. I am always amazed at how much you are able to do. So happy you were able to enjoy NYC. For a while there it looked as if you would be hotel bound the entire time with that terrible bug.
The pictures of the US Open had me very envious.
And finally the pictures of the children in the US Open hats was darling.