My hotel is on west Broadway and her dorm, Hayden Hall is about a 10 block walk. Much takes place along that walk. We went from Ralph Lauren and Emporio Armani to the falafel truck parked right outside Washington Square!! Quite diverse and fantastic all at the same time.
The hard part in all of this is more letting go. As we walked up to check in for the 3 day program, I could sense that many kids just came on their own--meaning it might be just a bit uncool to have mom around. So, being the kind of mom that hopefully does the right thing as often as possible, when Kylie suggested she might be alright on her own, I gave her a little wink and slowly walked away. About two blocks away I turned around and saw my little girl looking very tiny as she got farther away from me. And well, my heart broke. You would think I would be use to this with all the transitions going on in my world, all the send offs and saying of good byes. I guess it never gets easy for a mom.
The good news is I have 3 days all to myself in NYC and plan on going back to old favorites and discovering new. Certainly, I will pass all my discoveries along to you--like dinner last night. The most amazing meal my daughter and I have had!!