New Yorkers like to think of themselves as more sophisticated than suburbanites.... but at the end of the day, our weekend habits are no different than any one else in the country. We run our kids to events, birthday parties, gymnastics/ballet/soccer classes, brunch, shop, run errands, except we do it all within a 10-20 block radius.
When have to leave our 20 block radius, oh good lord, the whining. I am no exception. So this past weekend, one of my daughter's godmother had a dinner party, the first one in years, I might add. (I say that to tweak her since I know she reads this blog and I thank her for her support.) And where does she live? Brooklyn. Don't get me wrong, I love Brooklyn, it's beautiful, the people are nice and you get more bang for your buck, real estate wise. But and there is always a but. It's far from where we live. It takes about 45 minutes to get out there so we don't have a habit of just dropping by. I wish.
Needless to say, the trip was worth our getting our passports out and heading to visit with her. She has an amazing view of the Verrazzano Bridge. The food and company was excellent.
I hope she doesn't wait so long to invite us back. Hint, Hint.