What could be better?
After Wyatt’s baptism, we joined Dan for a long weekend in New York. Dan has traveled so much in the last three months that it was nice to take a trip together. (And, I’ll be honest, I was ready to get out of Omaha and spend some time on the east coast.) I was even more excited to see Curt and Kathleen since I had to miss their wedding in June.
One perk of the trip: Taking a private jet. This probably won’t happen again, but man was it fun and easy! As you can see, Wyatt enjoyed himself, too.
On Thursday, we dropped our stuff off at the hotel and met Curt, Kathleen and Aaron for dinner at an Italian restaurant. Rather hilariously actually, since I told Curt I’d prefer no Italian (tough to navigate the cheese and butter when you’re on a no-dairy diet). But it worked out perfectly — delicious food and wonderful company as always.
The next morning Dan went to work functions and Wyatt and I gazed out the window at the Hudson River.
We also had breakfast with some nice women who were part of the same conference; they took turns holding Wyatt while I ate and relived the glory days of their kids being young. (Surely Wyatt will never look at me like I’m uncool, right?)
After Wyatt’s nap, we took a cab to meet with my old/new again colleagues. I recently left my job in Omaha to work part-time for my former employer in DC. (I picked up a couple other freelance clients as well.) It has been the best move for multiple reasons, and I was excited to catch up with the creative team in New York. In addition to seeing friendly faces, I loved seeing their new office at Neuehouse, which is a private co-working space. It’s by far the most creatively inspiring atmosphere I’ve seen. Thankfully, everyone was great with me bringing a baby. (Even when he dropped a pant load. Sigh.)
(If you ever wondered who makes websites, they include people like Dave, a user experience expert, Filiz, an art director, and me, a copywriter/content strategist.)
After our office visit, Wyatt and I cruised around NYC on foot. Traveling with this diet (and my own food preferences) can be challenging, so I was relieved to find an organic grocery where I picked up some items and fed Wyatt. Wyatt was my dinner date that night, and we snuggled in bed watching HGTV until we both fell asleep.
Saturday was wonderful. Wyatt was fantastic the entire trip, but was especially happy that morning.
He and I met Kacia at Cafe Cluny for brunch. Kacia recently relocated from LA back to NYC and it was so great to catch up with her. I missed hanging out with her and hope we don’t go that long without a visit again.
After brunch, Dan was done with work so we met up for a stroll through Central Park. We also swung through Barney’s and Bergdorf’s, where Wyatt and I ran into Sofia Vergara in the ladies’ room. I tried to play it cool when she looked over at us, but Wyatt couldn’t hold it together and in a rare moment for him, barfed the entire contents of his stomach onto my shirt and the floor. That will be a fun story to torture him with when he’s older.
That night Dan and I had a fun dinner date of seafood and craft cocktails. We ended up hitting the sack early, tuckered out from our fun afternoon on foot. On Sunday we went back to Cafe Cluny for breakfast (I know, I know) and took a chilly stroll by the Hudson River before packing up to come home.
Of all our New York trips, this was probably my favorite one. Already looking forward to next time!