Oh hey there. Looks like it’s been a hot minute since I’ve dropped in and I swore I would never be that person to just “check in” buuuuuut here I am. Where have I been? Location wise it’s stayed the same – New York/East Coast. There was an itty bitty trip to California last weekend – my first in 6 months – but more on that later. The point is that I haven’t been very present on the blog and I’m trying to work out what that means for me. My job is one of the many million in the world that requires me at a desk underneath fluorescent lights. While it’s a good environment, it means that I don’t always have the drive to come home and plop down to sit in front of another screen. I know that I don’t have to apologize for not posting but it was really making me feel guilty. So, this is me posting to tell myself it’s ok not to post all the time. 🙂
I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend from Mother Nature to show my mom and grandma about town. While my mom has actually been out to New York three or four times since I moved here, it was Grandma Nancy’s first trip since the late 80’s (or that’s about what we figured). I wanted her to see the place that I have called home, the routes that I run, and simply see how the city has changed over the years.
We started out on Thursday night with a late dinner at the Flatiron Eataly. She had encountered some trouble in Denver with the weather but still made it to Manhattan ready to take on the town. I had taken Friday off so after a quick (terribly lethargic) run along the East River, it was time to meet them for breakfast and and begin our own walking tour.