We got all fancied up and went to dinner at The Carlyle.
Should you forget your dinner jacket, one will be provided for you. Dad and J were on top of it.
Pearls were not required, but Mama and I felt like they would make Jackie proud.
We had a special date to the movies while the boys played hookie at the NYPD museum.
Afterward, we discussed our thoughts on the movie (we loved it) at a nearby park.
I love hearing about my mom's childhood in the South.
How some things were sadly similar to the movie and how other things thankfully were different.
We made a little stop by Crumbs.
The pink lemonade cupcake is my fave if you were wondering.
They are so very, very cute.
And these were so very, very good.
We walked through our neighborhood and Central Park to make up for all that sugah.
Showing off Grand Central to someone who has never seen it before may be one of my favorite things to do in all of New York.
We enjoyed cocktails from another era at The Campbell Apartment.
Try the Prohibition Punch. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Told you I appreciate NY Tourism.
Mom enjoyed her first piece of authentic NY cheesecake. I think she was sad she had to share.
Hello Lady Liberty.
Thank you, Staten Island Ferry, for taking us right by the lovely Lady.
We took a little stroll down the seaport along Pier 17.
And then we made our way over the Brooklyn Bridge for Grimaldi's pizza.
Sweet goodness, it's delicious.
We managed room for dessert.
I don't know if you have noticed the pattern, but we taste-tested our way around Manhattan.
We really loved introducing my parents to New York and New York to my parents.
We ate and rested and played and talked and laughed and okay, I cried when they left.
My parents are still my parents, but they are also my friends. And J's too.
We love them and we like them.
I have a feeling New York liked them, too.