19.09.2015 - 20.09.2015 14 °C
In 2014 my year started in a way I had dreamed but never thought would happen. In time square NYC. I was with my hubby and 3 boys, we were at a party, having fun and soaking in the atmosphere.
From this visit, I never realized how much this city entered my soul. When I think of NYC, I feel it in my soul, in my core, my time in the city isn't a memory, It is a feeling. I find it difficult to explain , no other place I have visited has had this impact on me. I feel homesick for this city I visited once, like no other place I have been to before
In December 2013, my affair to remember began.
On reflection perhaps my affair with NYC has been growing over time. Many things I have been exposed to flash images and places of this city into my memories.
Sesame Street, movies and tv shows - from the time I was a child, is this what makes New York City familiar to me?
Perhaps this is why it feels like home.
In September 2015, I am returning to this city within my heart. I hope you enjoy reading about the journey and how it came about.
How this journey began.....
My big sister is turning 50 in December, this led to a vague discussion about a girls trip...... Vegas, Hawaii, New York????
After a tough few months with health (the big C paid Mum and I a visit), Mum came to me and said if you're serious lets do it!
Well that was all the encouragement I needed......... life is to short and we should grab every opportunity it presented.
Vegas, Hawaii or perhaps New York it was, a few quotes later, we had an idea of price and it was achievable, this is where my brave (not) big sister bailed, not sure if she wanted to travel in this political climate.
Mum posed the question, where would be better to go Vegas or New York?
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
There is no contest, a reason to return to the city within my heart, to continue my love affair with this concrete jungle. New York it is!
A phone call later and our family friend Joan was coming along so Mum had someone to explore with.
With Mum content to travel having me to lead the way, Joan excited about her first trip to the US, our planning began and was booked within a day!
Oh my goodness this is really happening.
Our trip to New York with a stop on the way over and back to break the trip meant we could stop by San Francisco and LA. We also managed to fit in Washington DC to see the White House and Barak on the way home.
NEW YORK..... we are on our way!