Anyway, let's start at the beginning. I spent all day last Thursday getting ready for Dad's visit - running errands, cleaning the apartment, etc. Two of my preparations were particularly awesome, in my book. First, we always buy fresh flowers when visitors come, and this time we got some lilacs to put on the dining room table. Oh, the fragrance!
old apartment, so I was excited for him to see the new place (and guess what? I FINALLY took pictures of it, so look for those later this week!). We had lunch then set off for the afternoon.
Friday was our one really nice weather day: mid-70s and sunny! So we wanted to make the most of it. We started out with a walk over to the Hudson River. I showed him our little river park, then we walked south until we came to the Intrepid. We decided to check it out, and it was very cool. I had no idea my dad was so knowledgeable about ships and fighter planes!
We left the apartment again around 6:00 and went for dinner at 44 Southwest, an Italian restaurant that had enticed me with its smell earlier in the week. It was very tasty! Eric was able to meet us there after he got off work and done running a bunch of errands, so that was nice. After dinner, it was time for the show, which was great! We really enjoyed it.
Coolest Walk Signal ever - look, the little walking man is sporting an I Heart NYC t-shirt and carrying a pretzel!
From there we went for a great lunch at the well-known Grimaldi's Pizza. It was delicious! When we first got there, there was nobody else waiting for a table. But as we waited, the line behind us grew and grew! But seriously, the food is worth the wait. We really enjoyed it.
Waiting in line for a table! The line was still pretty short at this point. It got MUCH longer than this.
Eric and I did it the last time in the freezing cold weather (I have no idea why we thought that was such a good activity for that winter day).
Sunday morning we all went to church together, then for hot dogs at Gray's Papaya. Then we took the "scenic route" back home through Central Park, which took us through Strawberry Fields and the Imagine mosaic, to the Bethesda Terrace, through the Lilac Walk, down the Mall and Literary Walk, past Wollman Rink and then finally on towards home. The Aids Walk was also going on, so it got a bit crowded at parts, but it was very nice.
On another visitor-related note, this weekend was Georgetown Law's graduation. Can you believe it has already been a year since Eric's graduation? Hard to believe it was a year ago that we had Eric's family in our D.C. home for the celebration. I actually go back and forth about this - I can't decide if I feel like the time flew by, or if I feel like much more than one year has passed since that weekend. It certainly has been an action-packed year!
Hope you all had a great weekend! And as I mentioned, stay tuned for pics of our apartment coming later this week!