After Philadelphia, my teammate, Nada, and I headed to NYC for a weekend vacation. We were each planning to meet friends there. My dear friend, Nathan, met me at the hotel. Our weekend was exactly what I needed: relaxation. We had both been to NYC before, so our plan was to take it easy and just enjoy the city. No running around from tourist sight to tourist sight.
We went to see Lady Day on Broadway featuring recent Tony winner, Audra McDonald. We were blown away. I couldn’t believe how well she was able to mimic Billie Holiday’s voice and capture her mannerisms. Incredible.
We visited the High Line, read the paper in Central Park, brunched with Nada and her friends at Sara Beth’s, took the train to Brooklyn to enjoy the SONYA art walk, ate lots of treats at Magnolia and Eataly, and we did a bit of shopping. We even saw quite a few celebrities (thanks to Nathan’s good eye) including Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, Chris Lowell, and Newt Gingrich. Not bad for a short trip!
It was a bit sad to depart, but I knew that we’d soon end up in Kansas City, together once again. I was headed back to Madrid to attend graduation and to pack up my life. Nathan was heading to KC so that he could soon pop back to Asia for work. As much as we both travel (especially Nathan) we are never that far away from each other.