And then I thought I really should do a post about where we've been on our travels this year; in fact, it's going to take more than one post to cover all the destinations as we've been here, there and everywhere!
We have to go right back to the beginning of the year for the first stop: if it's January then it must be the good old US of A. Hubby had to go on a work trip and I managed to hitch a ride while DC stayed at home with Grandma and Grandad. We flew to NYC, arrived in the evening, then hired a car and drove to a little place called North Wales, Pennsylvania.
|view from hotel room the morning after we arrived|
We'd been warned that the storm was due to reach our area in the afternoon, so I headed back to the hotel about 4pm. Admittedly by then the snow was falling fairly thick and fast and the roads were getting covered so it wasn't the most fun drive I've ever had. Hubby arrived back at the hotel not long after with his meeting having been curtailed and in fact cancelled for the following day in anticipation of the snow so we headed out to some very local shops to stock up on a few odds and ends (books, food, and other necessities!) and have some dinner. When we left the restaurant at about 8pm it was properly snowing and we were starting to get a bit worried - historic Winter Storm Juno was well and truly upon us.
Imagine our fears the next morning as we woke and pulled back the curtains, only to find that the historic storm had pretty much passed us by.
|Not that different from the day we'd arrived|
|Yes, there was snow, but not of historic proportions|
|It's fair to say we did some shopping...|
|first peek at the Manhattan skyline|
|view from our hotel room on the Upper West|
|Shake Shake hot dog, how do I love thee??|
|early morning view from the hotel|
We headed for Central Park and a snowy wonderland awaited.
We were pleased to find that Tavern on the Green has reopened after a refurbishment. This was where hubby and I were married nearly ten years ago, and there was nearly this much snow on that day too.
Just a take-out coffee this time, but we'll be back!
Out of the park and in to the shops at Columbus Circle to warm up - cake anyone??
And that was the last photo I took. Not sure why as there were plenty more photo ops as we headed across town, and down town and back up town before making our way to the airport for an early evening flight home.
So, there you have trip number one of 2015. More to follow (if you haven't slumped into a boredom-induced coma??)