Thursday, December 17, 2015

Manhattan Takes the Staches

In normal situations, you might would hear something cutesy like "The Staches take Manhattan!" However, that statement would imply that we conquered Manhattan. In such the case as Saturday, I think it is safe to say the Big Apple conquered us.

The Staches planned and grand afternoon and evening to ride the train into the city. We had a few things in mind but the biggest was to see that tree! 

On our lovely train ride there were some loud natives discussing every picture on their photo reel. Jeremy said I had a strong stare game on; however, yes, they were acting like a zoo exhibit. And, I was tired.

We had focused attention on some frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity. The host proclaimed in a matter of fact manner "It's a 3 hour wait", and we declined without hesitation.

On to the streets of 5th avenue we'd go but ended up at the Home Alone Plaza. A bench in Central Park looked just like the refresher until we realized the air wasn't as fresh. (Think lots of horse and buggy rides.) 

On to the tree we went. The crowds were greater than a New Years Eve night. That didn't stop us because the tree was in sight. Selfie mode first, and then to find a nice person who wouldn't likely steal our phone.

The tree was beautiful this year. Blue and green and sparkly lights. Our one goal was accomplished. We navigated the crowds (the crowds! the crowds!) and returned to Grand Central just in time to end the day with some cheeseburgers and fries. We relaxed on our ride back with some red velvet cake and discussion time. Merry Christmas to all.. and to all a good night!

Contrary to the look of the crowds in this picture.. we, in fact, were not celebrities.


  1. You may not be celebrities in the sense of celebrities but you are one BLESSED couple. I see everyone admiring the love you two portray as one of the happiest couples in Manhattan. The "Staches" rock!

  2. Came across your blog from Momfessional (I think) anyway- enjoyed reading a lil bit- sounds like your at West Point- beautiful place. We were there in 2000 to drop off our cadet. He decided it wasn't the life for him and didn't stay 4 yrs- I remember the beauty of the Hudson- my son refered to it as "Hell on the Hudson"