Mother's Day is just around the corner and there are numerous reasons why I'm not being
nominated for any "Mother of the Year" awards.
One of them is that I hadn't taken a trip to NYC to visit Asher on his home turf in years.
I tried to recall how long it had been and gave up when I got to 2009!
The seven hour drive was easy (yes, we drove!) and it was a cinch to navigate in through Lincoln Tunnel to the Essex House hotel on Central Park South.
The variety and juxtaposition of architectural styles boggles my mind...
Oh well, it's "only" money.... right? And the cost of seeing our second son.... Priceless! :)
One thing that Lexington is sorely missing is gargoyles....
The views could give me a major crick in my neck!
Details everywhere if you only take the time to look.
Do you see them? The grumpy pelicans standing guard?
Another reason that I won't win Mother of the Year is that while I took scads of building photos,
this is the only photo that I took of my son whom I hadn't seen in four months!
Shame on me.... but isn't he handsome?
As you can see, after almost six years in the city,
he can simultaneously text, walk and pose for a photo without crashing into people.
I'm not sure how he does it!
Maybe that won't count as the only photo of Asher since I got the side of his face in this one....
One of our purposes in going to NYC was to meet Chris. He and Asher have been together for 2 years now and we hadn't met him.
But did I take any photos of him?
No... just plenty of buildings.
What was I thinking?
I'm looking forward to getting to know him better and hope that we didn't horrify him too much as Asher's "country come to town" parents!
If it weren't for our wallets needing to recover and the house needing our attention this summer we'd be planning a return trip already.