Monday, February 4, 2013

To the TOP

What a busy month of January! I felt like I was just all over the map this month. However, this may be the best way to endure the long, cold month of January. That groundhog better be spot on about an early spring because this 20 degree temperature is not fun. 

I got one of my bucket list items done this month: the Empire State Building. I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of this spot because I find the building's top so hideous. It looks like an alien space craft. We went on a cold Thursday afternoon and after we wound around the millions of turn styles and ropes, that place must get packed in the summer, we traveled up the 81 floors to the viewing deck. It was about 5 PM when my boyfriend, Pat, and our friend Marc, and I stepped out to see an almost dark NYC. The temps were definitely freezing, but we slowly made our way around the deck to see all of the stunning views of Manhattan from the North, South, East, and West. The best part for me was looking out over the city with two guys that have spent their whole life here. What a perspective and depth of experiences these two have of the city. I loved it!!

Another great moment of January was a quick trip Pat & I took to Sacramento. Pat had a reffing gig out there an we needed an escape from the freezing NYC temps. Having never been to Sacramento, I wasn't sure what to expect. I loved it! I arrived a little under the weather, but after some rest and magical healing medicines of our friend, Thais, I rebounded for a fun weekend of hot tubing, citrus tree gazing, and a visit to the CA capital. I also went on a food tour while Pat was at his rugby games. After four hours of eating and walking around the cute neighborhoods of Sacramento, I have found there are some great things going on in their food culture! Sacramento, sometimes called "Sacra-tomato," is in the middle of an agricultural mecca. The last moment of the trip, my friend, Rosalind, and I were able to pick some fresh Meyer lemons to take home. I squeezed these sweet, luscious yellow lemons this past weekend and my hands were sticky from their sweet juice. Yum!!

It was a fun January! I also went to the TODAY show studio for a tour. However, that will be getting it's own post, stay tuned...

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