Monday, December 17, 2012

Weekend Wrap up

So Whats different now when I go away for the weekend?  

Upon arriving at the hotel I check out the gym first and make sure to get my workout in.  Crazy...who am I?

We went to a fantastic wedding at the Bowery Hotel in NYC - coolest place ever to have a wedding.  Great food and great music...the groom plays in a few bands and has been know to play with Metallica from time to time.  John McEnroe and Patty Smyth sang with the band - they were guests - it was so cool.

Anyone ever hear of Santacon?  I have never seen such madness!  Loved itThe whole city dresses up like Santa or Elves and goes out and gets wasted...we saw all kinds of drunken Santa...
And in the middle of Santacon there were Ortodox Jews giving out menoras and doughnuts ... it was pretty intese and awesome.

Our hotel room over looked ground zero.  Did not expect that. I'd never seen it before - we were on the 31st floor - and could see everything. 

I'm not gonna lie - I'm still on edge - after being so close to ground zero and the shooting in CT - and with the end of the Mayan Calendar...I just have an unease inside.  I may have been trying to calm that unease with Taco Bell I will do better. 
My heart goes out to anyone with children who has to send them to school today...I know that has to be really hard

Santa thinking....

Yum - Free Doughnuts!

Small santacon gathering

View from our room - ground zero

Freedom Tower

Santacon Leftovers

Chanukah car blasting music


  1. I love New York - sounds like you had a great time, and WOOT! on getting your workout in first!

    Stay away from media - that may help with your sense of unease. Love to you :)

  2. So cool that you were in the city...what a great place! Great job with the workouts.

  3. Thanks for sharing! Beautiful pictures! Glad you had a great time!

  4. Sounds like the coolest wedding!
    Love the picture of the Freedom Tower. It's beautiful.
    I've been calming myself with a nightly adult beverage instead of food. Not sure that's any better.
    Hang in there!

  5. OH MY GOSH I adore you!! I love that you were at a wedding with Patty Smyth & John McEnroe!! : ) I saw something on the NY Rangers hockey team that their goalies was jamming with McEnroe, apparently he's a pretty good guitarist. The view from your hotel is amazing. Santacon sounds super fun, thanks for sharing the photos.

  6. Oooh! That wedding sounds like it was so much fun! I was born and raised in NY and I sure miss going into the city, especially around Christmastime. Great pics!

  7. Free doughnuts? Where do I sign up! Sounds like an awesome wedding/weekend!