January 24, 2012

A Cold Day In The City

Saturday brought a surprise snowstorm to our area. We woke up to slush, ice, and cold. That's all fine and good. I love a good snowstorm, but we had special plans to go into the city to visit friends and snow was not part of those plans. My dear friend, Tiffanie, (and her sweet husband) were visiting NYC for the weekend. Because of the weather, we had to postpone our visit until Sunday right before their flight back to FL. Those FL natives experienced some cold, gray NY weather. We shared a hot coffee, long overdue hugs, and not enough time.


  After we parted ways......Greg, the boys, and I walked down Canal St. for some chinese food. We couldn't find the restaurant we were looking for, so we followed the crowd into another spot. We were quickly ushered to our table. Before we even got our coats off they were offering us food (Dim Sum). Greg was saying "yes" to just about everything and anything.

The boys favorite was this vegetable.....they said it tasted like a cross between spinach and broccoli. It was Choy Sum and it was really yummy.

After eating Choy Sum, Shu Mai, shrimp dumplings, bowl of veggies, pork buns, some unidentified yummy thing, lots of tea, and a couple other things I can't fully remember...our bill came to $21! We were stunned. We then walked into Little Italy for some dessert.

We each chose something different and shared. My chocolate mousse cannoli was wonderful.

Then we took our little ninjas/ Rey Mysterio look alikes men for some city walking. At one point I spotted some scarves and purses I wanted to check out. I yelled "Greg" because he had continued walking on with the boys. Suddenly, the owner of the store came outside and yelled "Greg"....and then he followed me around the store while saying "you need Greg. Greg has the money. Where's Greg? Go get Greg".  Not the most pleasant browsing experience, but it did make me chuckle. I'm a sucker for those mom and pop stores (having been raised in a mom and pop store). I tend to want to purchase everything just to help them out. This time, I actually left empty handed.

We actually accomplished a lot in such a short time.......Into the city around 11am....sweet friends, Chinese food, Italian dessert, some browsing and back to our town by 3pm. It took us a few more hours just to warm up from the super cold weather.

9 comments:

Tiffanie said...

Awww! So glad you posted this for us! ;) It WAS wayyyyyyyyy too short. I could have sat in that Starbucks and chatted for hours and hours! next time, we'll be on a beach somewhere together with sand in our toes! :) LOVE YOU!!

Catherine Anne said...

I love this cold day!

Wendy said...

Love your description of the shop owner following you around. Too funny! And I love the picture of you in your parka with the boys. Greg must have been the one behind the lens? Makes me mis NYC, and I've only even been there once! LOL

Kristi McInerney said...

Nice to meet you too!!! I'm tagging you in tomorrow's post!

Darcie said...

My friend...you are ADORABLE too! What a pefect day that unfolded just the way it was suppose too. We are looking forward to our Chinese food this Friday...celebrating Chinese New Year!!

Jessica Washburn said...

You are adorable (ha, just saw Darcie said that too). Seriously Mimi, I saw your pic and thought you looked great! Keep the turle neck...don't change a thing, you're perfect. I also love the furry coat and boots!! Keep these NYC posts coming...I can live vicariously through you. :) I would probably love Jersey too, just never been there (except for the Vikings game). I replied to your comment btw, on my blog. Get the shoes, great deal/great shoe.

Jessica Washburn said...

Oh and I want to hear more about the mom and pop shop you were raised in. You'll have to email me. :) That food looks great and your boys are too stylin' in their sweaters. Love them!

StacyB said...

Dinner for $21? Wow. We can't get out of Wendy's for that... ;)

I'm glad you found GREG with the MONEY!

Casey // this modern love. said...

I would have picked the SAME cannoli as you... chocolate mousse is a little slice of heaven, in my opinion!

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