SNOW?!? In New York City...on my birthday?!? Can you say dream.come.true! Although NONE of the New Yorkers appreciated my special birthday gift from God, Charlie and I sure did. On Saturday morning, we were scheduled to leave at 4pm. I had grand plans to get to the MET (no, I never made it - one of my few regrets!) but it was cold and sleeting outside and I just didn’t want to get caught out in that. I already learned that finding a cab in NYC on a rainy day was near impossible. So, we headed to Junior’s and had a delicious breakfast. As we got ready to leave we realized it was SNOWING! Someone mentioned that it hadn’t snowed in NYC before Halloween since 1952. I’m convinced God did it just for me. ;)
We called the number to a cab that the restaurant had since it was coming down pretty hard and we couldn’t walk back to the hotel. He told me someone would be there in 10 minutes. After taking pictures and playing in the snow for 30 minutes, still no sign of the cab and every cab that passed was full. It was getting later and we had to checkout at the hotel by 1. At 12, I started to panic and called the hotel. Let me tell you, the Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge is FABULOUS. Their service day in and day out went over and beyond my expectations. They sent a towncar for us and he waited for us to get packed up and check out so he could take us to the airport. Pretty soon, it was all starting to come to an end. It was bittersweet because I so enjoyed my time there and there were a few things I didn’t get to see. But mostly sweet because my wonderful parents and one adorable, precious little toddler were waiting on me down South.